Scratch the Surface: Clay Tiles

This workshop introduces you to the wonderful world of sgraffito on pottery. Coming from the Italian word for “to scratch”, sgraffito is a technique of scratching through layers of colour on the surface of ceramics to reveal the layers below, and enables an endless exploration of drawing, carving and painting techniques for your ceramics projects. You will work on flat clay shapes that can be transformed into a variety of decorative houseware products. This workshop is suitable for any novice or experienced potter who wants to better understand surface decoration, and the development of a signature product look.

Tuesday evenings, June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 2021 (4 weeks) • 6:30-9pm • Cost: $225 (includes instruction, clay, use of tools and equipment, glazing and firing of finished pieces)

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  • As a public building, SJAC must follow the Government of New Brunswick’s Public Health guidelines on the coronavirus.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times, and social distancing guidelines are in effect.
  • In the unfortunate event that the local Saint John Zone must ‘move back’ to stricter social distancing policies and classes must be cancelled, participants will be refunded for the remaining classes.

About the Instructor

Monica Memory is an illustrator turned potter. She works in porcelain and produces a line of functional ceramic housewares that invoke the cheerful relationship between colour and pattern. Monica has completed two Diplomas in Fine Craft from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, in Surface Design/Textiles in 2010, and Ceramics in 2019.

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