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Terra sigillata techniques with Pru Morrison
Sat. 15 October 2016, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
About the masterclass
Learn Queensland ceramist Pru Morrison’s incredible terra sigillata techniques in this full day masterclass.
Best recognised from renowned ancient Greek and Roman pottery, terra sigillata coating techniques were traditionally used to achieve a high gloss stain without a glaze.
Pru puts her own twist on the historical terra sigillata technique by using it as a medium to carry colour. She layers colours and scraffitto to the body of her clay to create her signature, witty drawings and text.
After Pru has demonstrated her unique Terra sigillata techniques, you’ll work closely with Pru to practice this technique yourself on premade ceramic bowls.
- Test tiles and two premade ceramic bowls
- All equipment and materials needed
- Tea and coffee
- Any drawings, designs or text you want to practice with
- Please wear closed in shoes
This masterclass is part of a series of Masterclasses brought to you by the Objects of Desire: Contemporary Clay exhibition, curated for Artisan by Australian Ceramics Association President Shannon Garson. Pru Morrison is one of the ten Queensland ceramic artists chosen for this wonderful exhibition. Stay tuned for the new listings as they are released! See Objects of Desire: Contemporary Clay on display Gallery Artisan (381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley) from 13 September to 19 November.
Objects of Desire: Contemporary Clay is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians.
Pru Morrison’s ceramic art provokes an open-ended dialogue about everyday life in Australia.
Pru is a multidisciplinary artist who practices etching, painting and drawing – artistic expressions that all exert some influence over her ceramics. Her pieces are made by layering different coloured clay slips in the terra sigillata style before before scratching through the strata to create an image on the surface of the clay body.
Pru is the recipient of a Rockhampton Ergon Energy Award and Cairns William Graham Carmen Award.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
Please note that if minimum numbers are not reached this workshop will be cancelled. Participants will be notified of cancellation a week prior to the workshop date and refunded accordingly.
Participant Cancellation Policy
Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop will be fully refunded.
Bookings cancelled within a week prior to the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund.
Bookings cancelled after workshop has begun will NOT be refunded.