On the morning of Day One Indigo will start us off with a talk about her development as an artist, her experiences, and her subjects. Indigo will also talk about her glazing process. She combines glaze and underglaze in a unique manner and with a sophisticated application. This is a great opportunity to learn a very different approach to glazing your artwork.
After the artist talk, each student will work with Indigo to plan a way to build and create their sculpture.
Please bring a drawing(s) of your idea for a sculpture to the class. The ideal size is 10” – 12” in the largest dimension. Some experience with clay required. Off the wheel or on the wheel. Clay and bisque firing included. If you need to make arrangements to glaze fire your sculpture at MoLA please email us at [email protected] (fee varies by size).
11:30am – 12:00pm
Break. We suggest you bring a lunch or snacks to the workshop.
12:00pm – 3:00pm
We will spend the afternoon working with Indigo on our sculpture projects. This will be a 3-hour open studio where Indigo will assist you in bringing your sketch to life! You will have access to a torch, but are welcome to bring your own as this will be a very helpful tool to speed up the drying process.
·Lamp Forms- design, building techniques, requirements.
·Shades – Colors, Proportions, Materials.
·Resources for shades, hardware and wiring.
·Review each design as a group.
·Handbuild or throw your lamp base(s) with creative support from Ron Hellman, potter and interior designer.
-Wedging and preparing large amounts clay
-Best claybody selections for throwing large
-How to center large amounts of clay
-Wheel-throwing body posture when throwing big
-How to deal with the various challenges that arise when throwing large pots.
Molly will also demo how to use coils to build up and up and up and up ! 🙂
We will have an hour lunch break.
We will have an hour lunch break
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