Clay monoprinting workshop with Kim Henderson
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
- Paper for making stencils (photocopy paper ideal)
- 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.