Since the Catherine White workshop was hands on, I figured I might as well share what I made.
Day one was mono-printing, drawing, and collage. Day two was making that all happen on clay!
When I first started out as an artist, it was all about print-making and drawing for me, but then pottery took over as my favorite medium and the rest fell away. For the past few years I have been missing print-making and drawing, and have been trying to bring it back into my life. When we were choosing workshop presenters Catherine was at the top of my list because of her mono prints and clay work.
Below is one of the collages from the first day, and my plates from day two, below that, are a couple of my “sketch plates” which I have been making for the past year or so.
Catherine fires to cone 10 reduction with gas or wood. The slips, and ash are from her studio. I have no idea what they will look like in a cone 6/7 oxidation atmosphere… I’ll be firing them next week.
Below are my sketch plates… it is my way of working things out small, and quickly, and at the same time they are practical. (isn’t everything I do?) Once they have served their purpose for my learning experience, I am able to sell them at my studio sales very easily. They measure 6″ round, and people seem to love the size for snack plates. The first plate, (in a black oil glaze) is part of my dinnerware. We have been using it for the past five months in my kitchen. The second one, is a new blue with wax resist. I am trying to get this painterly, mono print like feel that I have been missing. I think the workshop might push me even further in this direction. We shall see what influences it will have on my work! Fun, fun, fun!