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Organizing Surface Using Majolica
Posted By Deidre Haignere On May 2, 2012 @ 7:44 am In Featured Artist,Potters Council | No Comments
Majolica is a glazing method that allows the artist to paint on top of a raw glaze, rather like doing watercolor on blotter paper, with a broad palette of color while using expressive brush strokes. Linda will be discussing lowfire vs. highfire, the technical process of majolica as well as the uses of design in organizing personal surfaces for pottery. Although the demo is in majolica, the information can be translated to work at other temperatures on a similarly viscous glaze.
Decoration is an opportunity to visually organize a surface for the viewer, and an opportunity to recognize the geography of a pot, and then give is a corresponding attitude. Line, color, proportion, and other design devices let the decorator give a particular personality and resonance to a piece.
Linda Arbuckle trained in arts and ceramics at Cleveland Institute of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a BFA and MFA in Ceramics. A professor in Ceramics at the University of Florida School of Art + Art History, she is active in the field exhibiting her work, connecting with other clay artists, and presenting workshops. Images of her work, helpful technical information, contact information, and her resume details are online on her web site: lindaarbuckle.com.
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