Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Coffee never looked so good....

"Coffee Girls"
 These new tiles are the result of an online clay course I took this winter with artist Diana Fayt . Sounds a little awkward- online clay class, but like cyber school, it has its benefits!!
The course provided a study in several surface decoration techniques and allowed me to focus on drawing and painting through a printmaking-like process. I fought it at first-like my high school sudents-but now am in the middle of a love affair!!

Each tile goes through several surface layers of image and color. Mishima, stenciling, hand cut rubber stamps, waxing and sgraffito...it's an adventure.
These sweeties will be available this summer. June 29 2013 I'll be participating in the Pittsburgh Society of Artists ARTday event at the Mine Factory in Pittsburgh.
Hope to see you there! 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

You asked for it...another NICHO CLASS!

June 1, 2013

Hand Building Nicho Class

Armstrong County League of Arts

in Kittanning Pa.
A nicho is an object of Latin American folk art used to place significant importance upon a person, object or belief. A twist on the vintage Mexican Nicho found in antique shops, we will create a “nicho-esque” shrine (approximately 6”) using red earthenware clay. 
Participants will learn traditional slab/hand building techniques. We will create small symbols of personal importance to place inside the nicho. Our creations will be complete with the addition of colored under glazes using various painting techniques . Participants are encouraged to bring sketchbook designs, images, and tools, but these are not necessary. All tools will be provided. (Because of time limitations, nichos will not be fired. Options for firing and completing nichos will be discussed in class.
Registration $25
Materials fee $15
Firing fee $2
For a registration form please contact me at culp.christy@yahoo.com