Sgraffito Like a Printmaker with HoofPrint Press

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

This workshop is led by Liz Born of Hoofprint Press. Using similar techniques as woodblock printing, Liz will show how to paint with underglaze and carve into the surface to reveal bold design.

- Includes a white cylinder and a dark clay cylinder with white slip (two thrown vessels included) 
- Participants may bring their own leather-hard greenware to work on. 
- No clay experience required 
- Tools included 
- Bring ideas for images.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Two cylinder vessels, tools, and paint

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Surface decoration
  • Decorate a cup
Cancellation Policy

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GnarWare Workshop is a Chicago based ceramics studio. This space is dedicated to providing studios, workshops, and drop-in tutorials to help artists and hobbyists work through ideas. GnarWare is committed to material and conceptual experimentation as a workshop and community gathering place. GnarWare encourages conversations around developing skills and de-skilling developments.

Liz McCarthy founded GnarWare Workshop after finishing her MFA at UIC. Her practice combines non-traditional ceramic methods with performance and photography. She received a BFA from University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she first began dabbling in clay. She regularly exhibits her installations and performances throughout the city and beyond, in the fall of 2017 she is shared her “Whistle Hangout” performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and created an interactive clay installation entitled “The Pen” at the Riverside Arts Center. She also teaches classes for children with Marwen, SkyArt, and C.A.P.E.

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