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Teaching a workshop
Please contact me if you are interested in me teaching a workshop. Below is an example of a session that I offer.
“Clay as Canvas” - A two-day hands-on workshop
This workshop offers a chance to explore a variety of surface techniques on red earthenware or stoneware clay. Shanna will demonstrate multiple handbuilt approaches that lend themselves to illustrated surfaces such as press-molded tiles, slump molded slab platters, drape molded template-cut trays, and coil-built containers. We will also throw and alter forms on the wheel with the intent of gaining familiarity and ease with vessels that work well with imagery or pattern.
Shanna will demonstrate how to use slip, underglaze, texture, and thermo-fax screen prints as successive layers to create a canvas for scraffito drawing, Participants will have access to a variety of thermo-fax screens during the workshop. The screens are a type of stencil that are customizable and made ready to use without using photographic emulsion. By simply ribbing viscous underglaze through the screen, one can contrast a printed image with the linear quality of hand drawn scraffito. Resources for purchasing the screens will be provided.