Ceramic Plates with Super SurfacesRegistration Closed

Instructor: Kristin Pavelka

Jul 9, 10, 11, 12 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Media: Clay, None
Skill Level: All Levels
Tuition: Members: $ 485.00 / Non-Members: $ 525.00
Includes clay and firing fees.


In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to make a variety of plates, both wheel thrown and hand built, on which the decorative techniques of sgrafitto, mishima, and resists will be explored. Create works that transcend their function and become more meaningful through surface treatment.


The first day will begin with demonstrations of construction techniques, including throwing and simple altering on the wheel, using craft foam supports for organic shapes and simple slab built plates. The remaining days will each focus on a different decorative technique, using short slide presentations of historical and contemporary artists’ work, as well as Kristin’s demonstrations as a jumping off point. With ample time to practice, ask questions, and receive guidance, students of all levels will find value in this workshop.


Kristin Pavelka earned her MFA in Ceramics from Penn State University and her BA in Studio Arts from Carleton College. She makes functional candy-like glazed ceramic objects; creating a visual balance between opposites. She has been recognized with numerous awards and residencies from the Archie Bray Foundation, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Red Lodge Clay Center. Kristin lives and works in Eden Prairie, MN.

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