Aug14 to Aug17


9:00 am



In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the relationship between decorative surface and form in clay objects. Using a range of techniques, including sgrafitto, mishima, and resists, create clay works that transcend their function and become more meaningful.


The first day will begin with a demonstration of basic construction techniques, including handbuilding and throwing, with the remainder of the day spent making pots or sculptures. The remaining days will start with a short slide lecture and demonstration of the decorating technique being explored, complete with examples of historical and contemporary artists’ work. This workshop is designed for those with some experience and an understanding that the focus will be on surface.


Kristin Pavelka earned her MFA in Ceramics from Penn State University and her BA in Studio Arts from Carleton College. She makes functional candy-like glazed ceramic objects; creating a visual balance between opposites. She has been recognized with numerous awards and residencies from the Archie Bray Foundation, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Red Lodge Clay Center. She lives and works in Eden Prairie, MN.


Member registration opens January 17th, and General registration opens January 31st. You can register over the phone or online.


Scholarship applications for this workshop are due June 15th.

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