In person Overglaze workshops

It has been argued that clay is always about itself, yet it is one of the most successful mimics in art.  A work of ceramic art conveys meaning of its own kind.  To achieve the full potential of this meaning today, the ceramic toolbox needs to be extended and updated.  To date, Overglaze has been seen as being solely in the Porcelain/China Painters’ realm whereas, historically, overglaze is just another layer in the ceramic continuum

My own background is that being of a practicing ceramic artist since 1971 who has developed a passion for Overglaze and become self taught in the above technologies whilst searching for the best methods of evolving my work. Presently in my work, I use a crossover of printmaking techniques within the realm of Overglaze. This hybridisation has led to very personal approaches to my work. 

I think of myself as an explorer and innovator within my field.  I am attempting to bring Overglaze, which encompasses china paints and lustre, into our contemporary thinking and hope that I can influence others into these different approaches as the china painting world was dying at a rapid rate. I have the mind of a potter and not a painter. I love a challenge and it is this that keeps driving my work forward.

I am passionate about sharing the knowledge ad skills that I have acquired

However, to participate in these workshops you do not need to have any ceramic skills. Overglaze can be used on pre-made ceramic items, be they commercial dinnerware, upcycled or new, china or porcelain items as well as tiles. I teach all these workshops using commercial wall tiles.

I teach a variety of different Overglaze, design and printmaking techniques relevant to ceramics. 

The next workshop is detailed in the flyer below
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