COLORED CLAY REVOLUTION
RESERVATIONS to host workshops now being accepted for 2015 & beyond.
Judith Skinner invented the Skinner Blend method for use with polymer clays, but I have found it translates quite well to use with earthen clays.
My workshops teach the Skinner method of coloring earthen clay, mixing slips, creating secondary colors, fading colors, creating canes and patterns, then using these patterns in work. They can be tailored to all experience levels.
The main requirement is worktable space for students similar to any hand building workshop. I do require a kiln and at least one slab roller.
It was a such a pleasure to work with you and to have you share your expertise here this weekend. What a well organized workshop! I am enjoying hearing positive student comments. Not everyone has so much patience. Thank you. Analia Howard, Claymakers, Durham NC
"THANK YOU for a delightful class .You are a wonderful instructor - patient, knowledgeable, creative and fun." Nancy Germond
EVER WONDERJUST HOW MUCH YOU COULD LEARN IN JUST ONE WORKSHOP? FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO BE IMPRESSED!!
“ When I signed up for the workshop, I knew I would learn something useful, but didn’t really think I would want to use your techniques in my own work. All I’ve done since then is think about what patterns I can make and how to use them.” Carmela Picone
“ WOW!" For those of you who missed Chris Campbell’s Colored Clay Workshop, take it if you have another opportunity ... Chris did a fantastic job of explaining her technique of coloring the clay.She was very free with her knowledge in all areas of pottery as well as with her own techniques and strongly encouraged us to use these methods in our own work. The workshop was made even more enjoyable by the fact that Chris obviously enjoyed teaching." CDA, Norfolk VA
"I was swimming laps yesterday and the sunlight on the bottom of the pool looked like murrinis to me. They are everywhere! Thanks for a week of non-stop information and inspiration" Eleanor Broaded
"Thank you for a great experience this weekend. Your passion and your knowledge shined through. I can't wait to go the studio and try some options. I also appreciated the atmosphere of fun and learning you created during the workshop." Anne Halligan-Luca
"I wanted to email you to tell you how wonderful the workshop was! I am so excited about the new possibilities that are now open to me. I am now confident about using color in my porcelain jewelry. The workshop was just exactly what I needed to get the creative juices flowing in that new direction.” Barbara Tilley
Rockingham Community College - Patricia Harden 336-342-4261
Ceramic Designers Association - Susan Yager 757-595-3185
Sawtooth Center for Visual Art - Warren Moyer, 336-723-7395
John C. Campbell Folk School - Mike Lalonde 828-837-2775
Clay Art Center, Port Chester - Leigh Taylor Mickelson 914-937-2047
Potters Council - Carolyn Dorr 614-794- 5824
Touchstone Center for Crafts - Meghan Feather 724-329-1370
Art at the Ranch - Randi Harper 425-870-7850
Claymakers, Durham - Analia Howard 919-530-8355
STUDENTS’ MATERIALS LIST
Needle tool, scissors, ruler.
one natural sponge – NOT synthetic
Rolling pin or small pony roller
Teaspoon scoop or melon ball scoop
Exacto knife or similar cutting tool
Plastic t-square (something for making right angles)
3-4 flat brushes, 1 inch wide, inexpensive
Gallon/Quart size plastic bags – approx. 8 of each
Small covered container to hold slip
Canvas or other non slip, non stick work surface
Disposable latex type gloves (if desired)
Several dry-cleaner bags and old cloths
INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE
Colored Clay is available for sale.
Cut off wire materials included
Illustrated Workbook included
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Photos courtesy of Sally McCollum, Eve Butts, Amy Wandless, Kathie Breckenridge and Randi Harper.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COLORING CLAY, ASK YOUR FAVORITE ART CENTER TO SPONSOR MY WORKSHOP.