Exterior Mosaics in Unglazed Porcelain: Retro Meets Modern
SIGN UPS BEGIN OCTOBER 2019. Smithsonian Institution.
TWO TIME OPTIONS: Tues., Jan. 28–Mar. 17, 1–3:30 p.m. or Tues., Jan. 28–Mar. 17, 6:30–9 p.m.
Unglazed porcelains have a natural look and earthy texture that make them a perfect choice to mimic traditional mosaics in exterior projects with a contemporary flair. The material’s high-density clay body is easy to cut with inexpensive tile nippers. Your final artwork will be suitable for exterior display.
The 8-session course begins with a comprehensive overview for creating exterior mosaics and students can expect to gain an understanding of harmonious mosaic design and exterior fabrication techniques. Instructor will provide patterns, however students are welcome to bring their own image to interpret, a detailed supply list and suggestions to prepare for class downloadable from the SI website 2 weeks in advance.
A supply fee of $80 payable to the instructor includes exterior-rated substrate, hanging devices, adhesives, tool loan, and ample supply of ceramic materials to create a one-square-foot mosaic.
We will only be working with unglazed porcelain in this course. Works are grouted at the final class meeting. All skill levels welcome.
Workshop Location: Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3040, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
Photo: student work “Ripple” by Will Bernard, in gallery are other student works from past workshops.