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Clay monoprinting workshop with Kim Henderson

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Join ceramic artist Kim Henderson for this print transfer workshop and demonstration

Saturday 27 January, 9am-4pm

Open to all levels! Places limited.
Bring something to share for lunch.

In this workshop the emphasis will be on coloured slip design transfer-printing on plaster bats. This is a rewarding technique often yielding unexpected results - all is revealed in reverse!

Kim uses plaster bats like one would a painter's canvas. Paper clay slip will be used in the process. For this workshop we’ll be focused on experimenting on small plaster bats. Ice-cream container size bats are ideal. 

Kim will discuss the transfer methods she utilises in her design process; slip trailing, paper stencils and more.

Colour. Pattern. Design. 

What to bring

Here’s a list of items to bring - don't worry you will have most things already!

  • Icecream container plaster of Paris bats, at least two. Make these ahead of time to allow them to dry. These will be smooth when turned out from a plastic container - perfect for decorating on!
  • Slip trailer bottle(s) and nibs. If you want to use a slip trailer bottle(s) recommend you fill up with your own coloured slips/underglazes.
  • Underglazes optional
  • Tiles or ice cream lids to use as a colour slip palettes x2. 
  • Pottery tools
  • Brushes for decorating.
  • 1&1/2” bristle brush for layering paper clay slip on bat
  • Rubber kidney
  • Sponges
  • Brayer
  • Paper for making stencils (photocopy paper ideal)
  • Scissors 
  • Spray water bottle
  • For pendants ~cookie cutters. Round, square etc A tool to make the holes. 
  • Wooden edge/ruler to cut along (non stick)
  • Water containers 
  • Wooden bats
  • Heat gun (or hairdryer) to speed up drying process
  • Ceramic pencils, crayons if you have them
  • Sketch pad, pencils
  • Material for inspiration 

Basic slip colours and paper clay  will be available to use on the day

A word from Kim

Design has always been woven through all my art making. Aquatic themes have frequently been at the forefront of my ceramic imagery, from evocative memories of a seaside upbringing in Golden Bay to scuba diving and regular walks fossicking along our beach in Motunau.

These aspects of my life in combination with a vivid imagination have been a continued source of inspiration. More recently I’ve been using paper stencils to create bold patterns leading me on a new path of discovery. Experimentation is paramount. This keeps me artistically stimulated and hungry for more.

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