Course Description

Join Michael Sherrill, a materials-based artist who primarily experiments in the media of clay, metal, and glass, for a two-day workshop that will explore techniques using porcelain and slips to create transitional color. Inspired in his own work by observations of the natural world where color is always in motion – transitioning from one color to the next, Michael will demonstrate post-firing surface techniques using diamond abrasives to remove material and polish the surface. In his practice he uses extruders and a lot of hand building techniques, but artists whose practice is at the potter’s wheel will also discover techniques applicable to their work. During the weekend workshop, participants will work with porcelain at cones 6 and 7.

In addition to the two-day workshop, Michael will be giving an artist talk, A Visual Presentation and Conversation with Michael Sherrill and Joan Takayama-Ogawa, on Friday night from 7-9pm. This event is free to the public! Check out the Eventbrite invitation for more information and to rsvp.


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Section Title
Hands in Clay Workshop with Michael Sherrill
Sa, Su
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Feb 22, 2020 to Feb 23, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Materials List
  • Standard ceramic tools
  • Texturing, embossing carving tools
  • Rolling pin (we have limited number)
  • 1 piece of drywall (we have limited supply)
  • Assortment of brushes
  • Please bring your own water bottle, lunch or plan on eating at Elaine's Cafe around $7.00.


Section Notes
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