Form and Surface With Brenda Quinn

Form and Surface With Brenda Quinn


Aug 5 - 9
10 AM - 4 PM
Open to all skill levels

Whether you are interested in finding ways to make more complex functional forms, or more complex surfaces, this workshop is for you. Brenda will demonstrate ways she marries form and surface to create her decorative utilitarian wares. Techniques that will be covered include: how to create simple slump and hump molds, how to combine coiling and pinching with the clay parts made from these molds, as well as ways to combine wheel throwing and hand building. Strategies for developing new forms and surface patterns will be explored. Various surface and glazing techniques will be covered including layering of underglazes, glazes, wax resist, creating and using sponge stamps, as well as inlay techniques, sprigging and more.


Brenda creates decorative functional pottery using mid-range porcelain. Combining a variety of building processes including coiling, slabs, simple molds and the pottery wheel, she works to create forms embedded with the history of the processes used to make them. She received her BFA in ceramics from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She maintains a studio in Ossining, NY and shows her work at various venues across the country


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