Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Catherine White Visits Asparagus Valley

Artist and potter, Catherine White, came to teach a hands-on weekend workshop to the Asparagus Valley Potters Guild this past weekend. She inspired us with so many new techniques - and had us roll up our sleeves right away on Saturday afternoon. The first day we focused on painting, drawing and writing exercises - and created collages from our new found skills. The group of 18 potters had a total blast with a huge table full of paint.
On Sunday, we tried our new cut out, collage, writing techniques on clay - with slip, wood ash, porcelain, and gravel dust. I especially enjoyed trying a technique on my plates called Hakame - in which we used a broom to make sweeping marks in the surface of wet slip. I can't wait to fire up some of these experiments!