Ornate Surface: How to Embellish Forms Creatively with Commercial Sprigs and One-Part MoldsRegistration Closed

Instructor: Kate Maury

Aug 7, 8, 9, 10 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Media: Clay, None
Skill Level: Level II - III
Tuition: Members: $ 510.00 / Non-Members: $ 550.00
Includes clay, slip, and firing fees.


This workshop embraces a decorative and ornate approach to the surfaces and forms of functional ceramic ware. Using commercial and hand-made sprig molds, explore the possibilities for embellishment on wheel thrown and hand built work.


Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, you will learn how to slip cast from provided commercial molds, make your own one-part molds from found objects, and explore enhancing forms using various sprig application techniques. Methods will be shared for work made on and off the wheel. This workshop is open to all levels.


Kate Maury received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. Currently, she resides in St. Paul, MN where she is a studio resident at the Northern Clay Center and a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Kate's work is featured in both juried and invitational shows at regional, national, and international venues. In addition, her work is published in contemporary ceramic books such as Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface by Robin Hopper and 500 Bowls by Lark Books. Kate has taken part in two residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, two residencies at the International Ceramics School in Kecskemet, Hungary, and been awarded a grant from Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute.

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