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Kip O'Krongly Artist Workshop: The Clay Canvas Dec 5-6

Kip O'Krongly Artist Workshop: The Clay Canvas Dec 5-6

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Using slab building techniques as a starting point, this two-day hands-on workshop will begin with generating ceramic forms to serve as three-dimensional clay canvases. With plates as our starting point, Kip will use layers of stencils and slips along with sgraffito decoration and latex resist to develop unique narratives. Kip will also demonstrate how to blend underglazes for vibrant ombre backgrounds and give tips for transferring imagery from sketches to pots. In addition to form construction and surface application methods, we will also cover topics such as: techniques for successfully designing and cutting your own reusable stencils (along with using a digital cutter!), single firing, and making and using terra sigillata. Ultimately, the goal of this workshop is to provide participants with a new set of ceramic tools - tools to explore decorative functional ceramics as a vehicle for broadcasting ideas, and to see pots as a potential catalyst for enlivened discussion and debate.

Kip O’Krongly is a studio artist and instructor living in Northfield, Minnesota. She earned a BA from Carleton College in 2001 and continued her ceramics education in studios across the country before landing at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis in 2008. There she was a Fogelberg Fellow, Materials Technician, and then Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow. Kip has been featured as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist, on the cover of both Pottery Making Illustrated and Ceramics Monthly and was a Best in Show winner of the Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition. She exhibits work and teaches workshops nationally, has been a resident at Watershed and the Archie Bray Foundation, is included in a number of ceramic publications and in 2014 was the recipient of a $25,000 McKnight Artist Grant.