LAYERING THE CERAMIC SURFACE
October 24-26, 2014
presented by Potters Council
hosted by Georgies Ceramic & Clay Company
Andrew Gilliatt, Patrick Horsley, Angelica Pozo, and Lana Wilson
Deadline to Save $75 is July 27, 2014
Learn How-To Layer the Ceramic Surface with Varying Techniques!
Join us as we team-up with Georgies Ceramic and Clay Company during this three-day conference with our featured presenters: Andrew Gilliatt, Patrick Horsley, Angelica Pozo, and Lana Wilson. Each presenter will show their own unique techniques on layering the ceramic surface. Sign up today to reserve your place at this exciting conference! For more information on each presenter, registration, schedule, and other events click on a link below:
|SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (back to top)
|Friday, October 24, 2014||
All events held at
Georgies Ceramic and Clay Co.
756 NE Lombard
Portland, OR 97211
||Registration and Opening Reception||Store|
|Saturday, October 25, 2014|
|9-12 pm||Andrew Gilliatt
|12-1 pm||Lunch (provided)||Patio|
|1-4 pm||Angelica Pozo||Classroom A|
|Sunday, October 26, 2014|
| Sponsor/Vendor Exhibit (closes at 12:30)
|9-12 pm||Angelica Pozo||Classroom A
|Lana Wilson||Classroom B|
|12-1 pm||Lunch (provided)||Patio|
|12:45-1 pm||Pottery Exchange (optional)||Store or Patio
|1-4 pm||Andrew Gilliatt||Classroom A
|Patrick Horsley||Classroom B|
Saturday and Sunday Presenter Demonstrations
PRESENTERS (back to top)
Layers of Color
Using colored slips, glazes, and laser transfers, Andrew will demonstrate how he achieves different layers of color, texture, and imagery in his functional wares. He will begin by showing how to make and use colored slips for both wheel-thrown and slip-cast forms. Next, using an assortment of stickers, tapes, and wax, Andrew will demonstrate how to make simple, yet visually complex resist patterns for glazing. He will also demonstrate how to make custom stickers and stencils for glazing and patterning using a small-scale, digital cutter. Finally, he will show how to easily make laser-transfer decals using a computer, decal paper, and a laser printer.
Andrew Gilliatt is currently a Resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. He earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Tech, an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University, and has also held residencies at Red Star Studios and Red Lodge Clay Center. His work is exhibited nationwide and has been featured in numerous publications.
To view an online portfolio of his functional pottery please visit www.andrewgilliatt.com.
Andrew Gilliatt was featured in Ceramic Arts Daily Newsletter & Ceramic Arts Daily Presents DVD, Layers of Color.
Layering Slips with the Use of Matte Glazes and Wax Resist
Patrick’s demonstrations will emphasize throwing, slip, and wax-resist application, and finally, information on studio-designed tools and recipes for clay bodies. Patrick’s throwing demonstrations will show attendees various methods to change the geometry of their work, altering open forms with added bottoms, altering forms with bottoms, and squaring off wheel-thrown lids. Patrick feels the surface and the shapes he create are designed to give the broadest surface areas for brushed and trailed slip applications, that he then alters with glaze and wax resist techniques. Patrick’s recipes will cover formulas for clay, slips, and glazes for use at cone six in a reduction kiln. There will also be information on studio-designed tools, their uses, and how they affect your work.
Patrick’s techniques are very direct and and his demonstrations are geared toward helping people to integrate them into their own studios.
About the Artist
Patrick was born in Pasco, Washington, attended public school and Columbia Basin College. After moving to Portland, Oregon in the 1970s, he graduated from the Portland Art Museum School. He is included in many collections and publications, and he has received many awards.
You can see more of Patrick’s work at www.patrickhorsley.com.
Ohhh! Your Slip is Showing!
Slip can show through a glaze very clearly, making the slip clearer, brighter, and bolder. Sometimes slip can even provide a tactile experience. It can also peer through the glaze in subtle and mysterious ways.
Angelica, will demonstrate how high-contrast slip work and thoughtful glaze selection can help you attain this broad gamut of decorative layered effects. She will be working with low-fire clays while demonstrating using white and black wetware slip on red clay as well as black engobe on white clay, but the principles presented carry through to all temperatures ranges.
For her presentation, Angelica will serve up a broad array of wetware slip-decorating techniques along with masking and resist practices. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion of glaze options for a variety of finished effects. She will also demonstrate working with Velvet Underglazes at the wetware and leather-hard stages to create fresh painterly images. At the end, participants can ask questions and try out the various techniques along with the special brushes and tools used in demo.
About the Artist
Angelica Pozo, a New York City native, born of Cuban and Puerto Rican parents, has lived in Cleveland since 1984. She moved there from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts is from SUNY College of Ceramics of Alfred University in Alfred, New York. As a full time, self-employed artist, Angelica divides her time between her widely exhibited sculptural studio work, her major public art commissions, and artist residencies involving large ceramic tile/mosaic projects primarily in arts-in-education programs. Twenty-four of these projects have been through the Ohio Arts Council, but she has done numerous residencies with other organizations, both nationally, and internationally. She has been awarded an OAC Individual Artist Fellowship, as well as an Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Individual Artist Fellowship.
To learn more about Angelica’s work, visit her website at www.angelicapozo.com.
Attendees will learn the unique advantages of paper clay and why it prevents cracks. Through examples, everyone will learn to colored slips and then sgraffito through the layers, roll the whole design out with a rolling pin to flatten and spread the colors, then how to use the resulting slab to create a variety of form platters to bowls to cups. Attendees will also learn how to mix their own Mason stain slips, which commercial slip products work well with this technique, get the formula for a mix-it-yourself glaze and learn what commercial glaze yields the same buttery matte translucent glaze. For those interested in adding another layer of complexity, Lana will demonstrate how to add more layers to this technique.
Lana will also demonstrate stamps work with stamps and while provide a handout on numerous approaches to making and using stamps successfully. Some dramatic handles will be offered. Questions and laughter will be encouraged.
About the Artist
Lana Wilson has given over 100 workshops on handbuilding at venues including Arrowmont, Penland, Mendocino Art Center, MISSA and Peters Valley. She has also taught in Canada, Israel, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and has written a regular column for Clay Times magazine since 1996. Her work has been in over 185 shows and appears in fourteen books including both volumes of The Best of Pottery and Kathy Triplett’s Handbuilt Ceramics and several of Robin Hopper’s books. She is the author of Ceramics: Shape and Surface, which includes extensive cone 6 and cone 04 electric glazes she has developed. She was a featured demonstrator at 2003 NCECA Conference. Currently, she serves on the board of Penland School of Crafts. She has appeared twice on Discovery Channel to extol the delights of working in clay while making a teapot.
To learn more about Lana Wilson, please visit www.lanawilson.com.
HOST, SPONSORS, & VENUE (back to top)
Host & Venue Location
756 NE Lombard
Portland, Oregon 97211
Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Pacific time
Business Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Pacific time
Family-owned since 1965, Georgies is Friendly people who love clay and love sharing what they do with it. Plus tools, glazes, clays, brushes, equipment, classes and firing services are available.
6060 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254-1222
4077 Weaver Court South
Hilliard, OH 43026
1701 Glenlake Avenue
Itasca, Illinois 60143
HOTELS (back to top)
Portland, OR 97232
$149.00 per night, rate includes, complimentary wireless high-speed internet, complimentary fitness center, and pool.
Ask for Potters Council meeting block to get preferred rates. Room block will be held until Tuesday, September 23, 2014, or click here for a direct link to the Potters Council rate. Please contact Courtyard Marriott for any inquires.
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
Have a fun in Portland by staying in an old school! This hotel has a unique atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
TRAVEL & DIRECTIONS (back to top)
Portland International Airport (PDX) - click here for website
7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218
Getting to and from the Portland International Airport is simple and convenient! If you are in need of transportation, there are rental cars, taxicabs, limousines, shuttles and hotel courtesy vans at your disposal.
Potters Council Members receive car rental discounts with Alamo and Avis. Click here for more information.
VISITOR INFORMATION (back to top)
There is much to see and do around the Portland, Oregon area. This is a great opportunity to bring your family or friends and extend your visit.
REGISTRATION (back to top)
You are invited to register online or by telephone.
- To register online, click here on REGISTER NOW.
- To register by telephone, call toll free at 800-424-8698 or direct dial is 818-487-2054.
- Student discounts (Valid Student ID) and Day Passes available, but they are limited. Call 800-424-8698 for more information and to register.
Mark Your Calendar and Register Today
|Before July 27, 2014||After July 27, 2014|
|Potters Council Member||$290.00||$365.00|
Registration fee* includes the reception of Friday, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Make checks payable to Potters Council in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank. Cancellation Policy: Full refund less $50 if canceled on or before September 24, 2014; 50% refund if canceled between September 25, 2014, and October 23, 2014; no refunds after the start of the conference.
*Registration fee for non members includes the reception of Friday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and it includes one full year of Potters Council membership.
To cancel you must call toll free at 800-424-8698 or direct dial is 818-487-2054.