Due to Covid-19 and several Art Center and University closures, all workshops have either been rescheduled for 2021 or canceled. Please check back often for an updated 2020 schedule.

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More is More: China paint techniques – C0204-20

Date: Jun 08 – 12, 2020 NEW DATE July 05-09, 2021
Location: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado


China paint, luster, and cold-finishing techniques are used all over the world to finesse and highlight many qualities of the ceramic form. These surface decorations are used for expressing cultural heritage, storytelling, color theory and more. This workshop is designed to marry the ceramic form and imagery, personalize the students’ own ceramics work, while exploring new surface decoration techniques. Students indulge in layer after layer of lavish ornamentation and embellishments. Participants may bring up to four of their own glazed functional and/or sculptural ceramic pieces to work on. Commercial glazed ceramic tiles are provided to practice on and decorate.

Media & Techniques:

China painting, decal, flocking, gold luster, gold leaf, and gold powder applications, image transfer

Contact me directly if you have any questions about workshops or if you are having trouble signing up: info@melaniesherman.com