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Clay B Summer Session 4

Clay Summer Session 4
July 4-15, 2021
Forrest Lesch-Middelton
Handmade Tile: Design, Create, Install

This action-packed workshop will navigate tile making from beginning to end. Starting with a block of clay and ending with unique individual tiles and groupings installed as wall hangings, you are sure to leave with a new understanding of what it means to be a tile maker! We’ll cover tile history, traditional and contemporary methods of making and finishing different tile shapes and surfaces, making and using silkscreens for image transfer, firing tile, and how to confidently prepare and complete large-scale installations. All levels. Lower clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Greenwich House Pottery (NYC), California College of the Arts; Ceramics Monthly 2014 Ceramic Artist of the Year; work published in New York Times, Architectural Digest, Ceramics Monthly; author of Handmade Tile: Design, Create, and Install Custom Tiles.

staircase tiled with various patterns of Forrest's tiles
Forrest Lesch-Middelton, "Neeley Stairs," screenprinted, reduction cooled stoneware tile, 17 x 5 feet