Contrasting Bodies – Exploring Surface Through Slip Trailing (Outside at Clay Studio)
Date: Saturday, May 8
Levels: All levels and ages welcome
Price: $90 (includes instruction, pre-made small vase, slip trailing supplies to use during the workshop, glazing and firing).
Teacher: Ruby Mandell
Description:In this two hour class, Ruby will guide you through the process of adorning a clay vessel with intricate slip trailed patterns. From understanding the right consistency of slip and designing patterns to match your forms, you will leave this workshop with the ability to incorporate slip trailing to any of your ceramic endeavors. A pre-thrown vessel and all of the slip will be provided for you to work with. Slip trail bottles will be available for use during the workshop.
About the instructor: Ruby graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art from UCSB in 2020 with an emphasis in sculpture and printmaking. While at UCSB, Ruby taught beginners wheel throwing to students and adults. She has been working in ceramics since 2015, with an interest in slip trailing as surface decoration on most of her work. Taking inspiration from oriental rugs, henna designs, tile patterns and her natural surroundings, she creates intricate decorations on the surfaces of her pieces. See examples of Ruby’s past and present work on her Instagram page: www.instagram.com/