Sat, Oct 17 | zoom

Pattern Making for Pottery

Make a pot using sewing pattern techniques!
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Pattern Making for Pottery

Time & Location

Oct 17, 2020, 10:00 AM – Oct 18, 2020, 4:00 PM

About the Class

Instructor: Josie Jurczenia

Cost: $225

In this two-day workshop students will explore using sewing pattern techniques to handbuild functional ceramics. You will learn how to make basic paper patterns and use them to create darts, seams, “stitches” with a pattern marker, gussets ... the possibilities are endless for using simple sewing techniques to expand your hand building vocabulary.

The class will start by creating templates to make a variety of functional pieces, beginning with a cup while also exploring bowls and vases. Pieces will dry overnight on Saturday. On Sunday you'll be shown you some terrific techniques for surface decoration that you can apply to your newly made pieces. You will use underglazes and processes that might include water abrasion, mishima, brush work, using masques (latex, wax, shellac) and sgraffito. This will be a fun filled, action packed, information-rich two-day workshop suitable for all levels of potters.

Your pieces will be fired with a clear glaze and be available for pickup within 2 weeks after the class is over.

You will need basic handbuilding tools. Extra things you need can be picked up or will be sent to you.

About the Instructor:

Josie Jurczenia graduated from CCAC in 1978 with a degree in textiles. She founded the children’s clothing company Sweet Potatoes, and was president and design director there until 2004. She began making her handbuilt, textile inspired pots upon her retirement. Her pieces combine her love of textiles with her passion for clay. They are made of mid-fire slabs that are cut using paper patterns, assembled and darted for volume. They are decorated using a variety of processes: scratching, mishima, stenciling, brush work. Josie works from her home studio in Berkeley. Her pieces can be found in galleries and private collections throughout the country.

Class Cost
  • All Sewn Up Workshop

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