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ONSITE: Color Clay

This course will explore the basics of coloring clay.
We will begin by learning about ceramic stains and oxides, which to use and how to use them. A variety of colored clay techniques starting with Nerikomi (hand-building) and Neriagi (hand-building and throwing) will be demonstrated
We will also cover a thorough variety of additional colored clay techniques using both clay and colored slips.

Special Notes

  • All materials and equipment provided.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

  • You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase.
     

    Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit visarts.org. This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.


About the Instructor

Tracy Shell

Tracy Shell received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree from The School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York state, and Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Montevallo in Alabama. She also apprenticed with Echizen potter, Juroemon Fujita, in Japan for three years.

Ms. Shell was Professor of Art and department chair at Midland University in Omaha, Nebraska from 2007-2018. Currently Tracy is a studio potter at Shockoe Bottom Clay.

“As a maker of utilitarian pottery I feel it is a privilege to make work that will transform routine activities into aesthetic experiences. I am curious about what characteristics of hand-made pottery elevate these objects to treasured possessions while embracing their utilitarian characteristics. My investigative process is fueled by a desire to explore the relationship between engaging form and practical function.”

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ONSITE: Color Clay

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Class Details
January 13 - February 1712:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Day: Fri
Tuition: $205.00
Member Tuition: $184.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Tracy Shell
Level: Intermediate
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