March 10 2018 Saturday
Maiolica Glazing and Painting 3/10/18 11am-1:30pm

Instructors: Jonathan and Janice Millman

This workshop will cover the basic techniques of maiolica glazing and painting. Maiolica, (or majolica) is a smooth, white glaze that serves as a “canvas” for painting with colored stains and overglazes, creating a richly colored, glossy surface. Since maiolica preserves your brushstrokes well when fired, you can achieve beautifully painted surfaces whose only limits are your own imagination.

Participants in the workshop will learn pouring and splash-glazing techniques and how to prepare pots for painting. We will learn how to mix colored stains as well as use pre-mixed overglaze colorants. We will explore basic painting techniques on glazed pots, including layering, background colors and outlining.

Jonathan and Janice Millman have been making pots together for over 20 years, starting in Boulder, Colorado where they both studied with Betty Woodman. Here in upstate New York, they started a ceramics business together specializing in maiolica-glazed earthenware pottery, and have shown and sold their work all across the country. They both have BFA’s from Alfred University and MFA’s from the University of Colorado.

All Second Saturdays are from 11-1:30 pm and are held at Monroe ClayWorks.

Call or visit Northeast Ceramic Supply, Inc. to sign up: Telephone: 518- 274-2722

Reservations and payment required.

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