Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Experimental Ceramic Monoprinting Workshop

In conjunction with the current exhibition at 516 ARTS Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers  and Women & Creativity, guest curator Lea Anderson and participating artist Alex Kraft conducted a special workshop on experimental ceramic monoprinting at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. With a full class of 20 participants, Alex explained the tedious process of transferring drawings to leather-hard clay.

Tools of the trade

Throwing slabs 

Lea supervising the slab rolling process to ensure proper thickness 

The lowdown  

Alex demonstrating fine line detail work
Slabs air drying
Sketchbook design ideas
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Lea talks proper sizing of design for clay slab.

Tracing designs onto newsprint in advance of the first printing
Left over clay dude.
Working on the details with underslip 

Adding color after the details have been laid down
One of Alex's finished pieces
Lea points out some other examples of finished pieces.

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