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Weekend Workshop: A Whirlwind Tour of the Ceramic Surface

  • Floyd Center for the Arts 220 Parkway Lane South Floyd, VA, 24091 United States (map)

2 - Day Workshop, Saturday and Sunday February 16 & 17, 1 - 5 pm each day.

The Workshop will be held at the Floyd Center for the Arts in Floyd, VA.

Explore a variety of ceramic surface decoration techniques on a series of tiles in this weekend intensive workshop. Techniques introduced will include inlay, sgraffito, slip transfer, slip trailing, carving and sprigging. We will utilize colored slips and ceramic underglazes, and experiment with which materials work best for each technique. Students will be provided with pre made greenware tiles to experiment on, and will have the opportunity to try out each technique after it is demonstrated.

The first session will focus on carving. slip trailing, sprigging and sgraffito, and the second session will introduce inlay, slip transfer techniques, applying surface techniques to 3D forms, and an opportunity for students to integrate techniques and build up a layered surface look. There will not be time for any wet clay work during this workshop, however, students can bring their own greenware forms in leather hard stage to work with on the second day, or work with tiles all weekend.

For more information, check out the event page below.

To register, call or email the Floyd Center for the Arts at 540-745- 2784 or

Earlier Event: November 10
Blacksburg YMCA Craft Fair