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Clay A Summer Session 4

Clay Summer Session 4
July 5-17, 2020
Sue Tirrell
Stories in the Round

Explore the connection between form and surface by drawing, painting, and carving on leather-hard porcelain. Bring narrative source materials—drawings, photographs, ephemera— to create a personal library of imagery. We’ll distill these ideas into dynamic, colorful surface design, giving individual stories universal appeal. Working with cone 6 porcelain, underglazes, and glaze, we’ll make a variety of small/medium-sized, hand- and wheel-formed vessels to be decorated using sgraffito, mishima, trailing, and painting. Some understanding of ceramic processes will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Code 04CA

Studio artist; teaching: Anderson Ranch (CO), Arrowmont (TN), Baltimore Clayworks; residencies: Archie Bray, California State University-Chico; exhibitions: Old Church (NJ), Red Lodge (MT), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia); representation: Schaller Gallery (MI), Visions West Contemporary (MT).

Elaborately illustrated plate with animals and flowers
Sue Tirrell, "Wolf and Hare Lunch Plate," handbuilt porcelain, underglaze, glaze; 
sgraffito design, 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches