21 Ceramics: sophisticated surfaces with Shannon Garson

Explore the world of ceramic colour without using glazes! With a painterly approach, learn to work in an intuitive, expressive way to get layered, sophisticated surfaces, using a mix of underglazes, oxides and glaze stains taking your work to the next level. Kick-start each day with inspirational exercises; visual and writing, field trips through the school grounds, Sturt’s gallery and/or archives, drawing elements of complex subject matter to reference on ceramic surfaces. Looking at the creation of tableware for production and one-off works, learn to extract pottery and design from subject matter that inspires you! By the end of the week you will have a ‘library’ of techniques to use in your studio including colour mixing with combinations of commercial underglaze, glaze stains, slip and oxides, sgraffito drawing and mark making techniques, shellac resist and terra sigilata, creating a small body of work, plus test tiles to take home.
Shannon Garson started her artistic career as a painter, extending her interest into throwing and decorating her own vessels using compound techniques and multiple firing to evoke specific eco-systems. She holds a Masters of Ceramics and is a Churchill Fellow and previous winner of the Gold Coast International Ceramics Award. Shannon has a strong history of community involvement in the arts and is regularly invited to hold workshops and exhibitions nationally and internationally, publishes articles on contemporary ceramics, and has been a presenter at national conferences and symposia. www.shannongarsonporcelain.com.au
Level: All | Cost: $815 + 30 materials

Course Coordinator:

Shannon Garson

Ceramic Artist – Sunshine Coast QLD

Shannon's visual language mapping the experience of being in the landscape, creating a dialogue between domestic life and nature. She articulates landscape using domestic pots as vessels for drawings about the strange beauty and wonder over the surface of delicately thrown porcelain vessels.

Course Level: Beginner
Course Fee (Adult): $815
Course Fee (Child): $
Course Material Fee: $30
Course Date/s:04-Jan-2020 08-Jan-2020
Current Capacity: Full

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