Pottery Surface Decoration Technique March Virtual Workshop

Pottery Surface Decoration Workshop
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Woolf, Anna
Program Development and Education Coordinator


March 4, 2021 - 6:00 pm


March 25, 2021 - 7:00 pm


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Virtual Event

All materials and firings are provided.

Let’s explore a variety of pottery surface techniques. Try hands-on: sgrafitto, mishima and paper resist techniques.

Teaching artist Anna Woolf will guide you through each technique on clay forms provided.

Sgrafitto is a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color, typically done in plaster or stucco on walls, or in slip on ceramics before firing.
Mishima is a technique of inlaying slip, underglaze, or even contrasting clay into the main clay body of the pottery piece. This technique creates extremely fine, intricate design work with hard, sharp edges that can be difficult to reliably replicate in any other way.
Paper Resist is a technique of laying cut paper over the clay surface before brushing on slip or underglaze.

Materials kits will be available for pick up at Comb’s Studio in Prospect Harbor. Finished work and equipment is to be returned to the studio.  Anna will fire and glaze your works after the last class.

Dates: March 4-25

Days: Thursdays

Times: 6-7pm

Materials that Students Should Bring:

A sturdy table that can get messy.


Soft paintbrush(es)

A lazy susan is helpful, but not required.




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Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.