Workshop – Lowfire Layering, 2 Days 2 Ways: Liz Quackenbush & Lisa Orr

Saturday – Sunday, September 10 – 11, 10am – 4pm Fee: $180 members; $200 non-members

In this 2-day demonstration workshop, each artist will share their techniques for surface enhancement. Lisa will start her part of the workshop by throwing and handbuilding soft pottery in bisque molds. Forms will include dinnerware, sugar/creamer set, salt cellar, and a compote/vase centerpiece. She will demonstrate how to make sprig molds from plasticene, apply various slips for depth and layering, and then decorate with the sprigs. Nichrome wire is used to attach moving parts. Glazing will be demonstrated on a bisque fired piece.

Liz Quackenbush thinks ornamentation is a fascinating way we can make our world more complex and beautiful and will demonstrate her handbuilding and brushwork glaze techniques. Liz will bring bisque fired red-earthenware pieces to demonstrate the way she develops her glaze painted surfaces. She will discuss her abstract visual language based on metaphor and symbolism. Slide presentations and discussions will include European and Islamic decorative clay traditions.
Liz Quackenbush is a Professor of Art at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. She received her BFA from the University of CO, Boulder and her MFA from The School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute for Technology. Liz has taught numerous workshops at crafts schools and many universities and colleges across the country. Her work has appeared in numerous books and art publications, and is included in many private and public collections including Aberystwyth Arts Center, The George Gardener Museum, and Arizona State University Art Museum. For 27 years Lisa Orr has been professional potter and student of ceramics. She completed an MFA at the NYSCC at Alfred University in 1992 and later received grants including a Fulbright and a MAAA/NEA. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and the permanent collection of WOCEF in Korea. Currently she teaches, lectures and shows nationally and internationally

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