Amaco Underglaze Workshop


In this one or two day hands-on workshop, students will explore a variety of AMACO underglazes and underglazing techniques. Participants are encouraged to register for both sessions, though single session registration is allowed. Some tools and brushes will be provided, but students should bring any favorite glazing brushes that they have.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 / 6:00-9:00pm
Liquid Underglazes and their Versatility

Visual presentation illustrating different uses and techniques for decorating with AMACO Velvet underglazes. Various artists’ work and their underglaze application methods will be shown as examples. Hands-on workshop portion will focus on using “low-tech” image transfer processes for which participants will create their own designs. Bring at least two (2) bisque pieces with smooth surfaces to decorate; 6×6″ tiles will be provided.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / 9:00am-12:00pm
Alternative Underglazes and Majolica Techniques

Visual presentation showing the AMACO Semi-moist, Chalk and Pencil underglazes and their various uses. Hands-on exploration with these different types of underglazes which are used for drawing and watercolor-like painting. The Semi-Moist and Velvet underglazes will also be used for “in-glaze” Majolica decorating at mid-range. Bring at least three (2) bisque pieces with smooth surfaces to decorate; 6×6″ tiles will be provided.

About Diana Faris:

Diana Faris began teaching pottery in 1992, completing her MFA in Ceramics at UF (Gainesville) in 1995. She is currently Director of Educational Outreach at AMACO, teaching workshops around the country. Her previous clay-work experience includes four years as Glaze Department Manager and two years as Fabrication Studio Director at Historic Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, creating heirloom quality hand-made tiles. She likes to create narrative tile murals, figurative sculptures and assembled utilitarian forms.

This workshop will be held in the Wiesner Student Art Gallery, MIT Building W20, 2nd Floor.

Single session: $25   Both sessions: $40

This workshop is not eligible for Arts Scholars or MIT Club of Boston Membership discounts.  

  •  August 14, 2018 - August 15, 2018
     6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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