Surface Decoration Techniques in Clay
Move beyond simple glazing and discover new possibilities for decorating your ceramics. Fiona will demonstrate a variety of surface decoration techniques in both wet and dry clay. Underglaze, slip work, carving, sprigging, printing, texturing, and brushwork will all be covered with plenty of time to try each of them yourself. Please allow two weeks for finished pieces to be fired.
Fiona Davis, Ceramics Director, was born and educated in the UK, where she studied early childhood education and development. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and moved to Vermont in 1988. Fiona first took pottery with Jenny Swanson and worked with her at the League of NH Craftsmen and later at Dartmouth College’s Ceramic Workshops. Fiona was apprenticed to Miranda Thomas at her workshop in Quechee and followed her to Bridgewater, VT, where she worked alongside Ara Cardew. During this time she taught at the ArtPost, started by Caroline Bardos. Fiona came to ArtisTree in 2012 to begin the ceramics program and to help provide outreach opportunities to different communities within the Upper Valley.