"China Painting: New Directions" Two or Three-day class (3 is better)
China paint (or overglaze enamel) is a 1000-year-old medium which few clay artists know today. This introductory workshop explores the use of this exciting painting medium on tile and pottery, either commercially made or handmade. Emphasis will be on water-soluble mediums, rather than the traditional oil. All skill levels of potters, painters, and traditional china painters are welcome. Potters will enjoy the bright colors and immediacy of the painting; china painters will discover non-toxic and non-allergenic mediums. Some hands-on, and students will leave with finished work. Includes slide show of Paul's and other china painted work.
"China Painting: New Directions" Five-day class
This hands-on weeklong workshop is an expanded version of Paul’s weekend china painting workshop. We will focus on tile decoration, but students are welcome to paint pottery as well, whether their own or commercially manufactured. In addition, we will investigate non-traditional china paint techniques, such as airbrushing and silkscreening, and do some collaborative projects along with individual work. All work will be done using non-traditional and non-toxic water-soluble mediums. We will fire each of four nights, and students will leave with finished work. All skill levels of potters and traditional china painters are welcome. Also included is a slide show of Paul’s and other china painted work.
"Glaze Chemistry- Beginning to Advanced" Two-day class
A two-day lecture class that begins with the glaze materials, and such basic information as how to make glaze tests and use a gram scale. It covers firing, glaze faults, testing, and glaze mixing. On the second day, it progresses to an explanation of the Seger formula method of analyzing glaze formulas, and a demonstration of several ceramic calculation software programs. It includes a slide show of Paul’s work. No glaze chemistry or computer experience is necessary.