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Transferring Images to Clay

with Donna Bloye, Winner of the Pottery Throwdown.

  • Starts 1 Jun
  • 120 British pounds
  • Beersbridge Road

Available spots

Service Description

In this full day workshop, Donna will lead you through her process for hand-building using hump molds and decorating a dish. Her aim is to encourage potters to consider the decoration of their piece at the make stage rather than after bisque firing a piece. Decoration will be applied using a mono-printing method, which allows you to use small-scale production techniques, without the commitment of burning a silk screen. Imagery can be traced repeatedly and altered for each new dish, be it by the addition of further layers of drawing or by changing the colour scheme. Donna will demonstrate her mono-printing process, which begins with a template drawing onto a new piece of newsprint that she then traces using slip trailers. Once the underglaze has dried on the newsprint, she will begin filling in the design with colour, texture and mark-making, using a range of brushes, before finally transferring the image to her dish and shaping it on the hump mold. By the end of the workshop each participant will have a dish, fully decorated, which can then be bisque fired and finished using a transparent glaze. Donna would encourage participants to bring photos or images to inspire their work. Artist Blurb: Donna has recently returned to ceramics after a long spell as an Art teacher in England. She is a Ceramicist living and working from her home studio in Bangor. She was recently crowned the winner of The Great Pottery throw down, where she displayed her aptitude for decoration. Donna’s work also demonstrates her passion for colour and tradition and is inspired by the Northern Irish coastline. www.instagram/

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