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Instructor: Adero Willard
July 23 - 27
Monday - Friday
9am - 1pm

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This five day workshop will explore layering and patterning on hand-built or wheel-thrown ceramic forms. Through demonstrations and hands on practice on leather hard clay, students will learn a variety of ceramic surface decoration techniques and how to layer them using resist techniques to create intricate surfaces. These techniques can be developed to fit your personal style, whether you prefer precise, painterly, colorful, or black and white. My surface techniques have been developed for red clay but will lend themselves to various firing temps and techniques. Students can bring smooth clay forms to work on or make tile or forms during the workshop week. Beginners welcome.

Adero Willard currently lives in Western Massachusetts where she is a studio potter and instructor of ceramics at Holyoke Community College. Adero received a Bachelors in Fine Art at Alfred University in 1995 and Masters of Fine Arts at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006, where she studied with Walter Ostrom and Neil Forrest. She completed a year long residency in 2008 at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. As a full time artist, Adero has shown in a number of galleries and craft shows nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured in a number of publications and books on ceramics. Her interest in surface decoration is lifelong and is fueled by a passion for textile design, painting, and collage.