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Sgraffito Workshop- Sarah Anderson

Learn Sgraffito with Sarah Anderson!

  • Starts Jun 30
  • 125 US dollars
  • Wildfire Ceramic Studio

Available spots


Class Description

June 30th, 1-4pm In this 3-hr workshop, Sarah will demo sgriffito on a vessel, talk about designs, underglazes, and carving tools, then guide you through decorating a set of tiles of your own! We will have all of the tiles, underglazes and tools needed, just come with ideas and ready to get messy! We will also fire and apply clear glaze (if desired) for you. You can opt to bring your own leatherhard piece(s) if you would prefer, just let us know in advance. New to Sgrafitto? Sgraffito is a technique of putting a surface layer on a piece of pottery, letting it dry slightly, then carving away to create a design. New to Sarah Anderson? Read more here... "I create characters that come to life through the use of sgraffito on a porcelain clay body. I pair functional forms to the gesture of each character, mostly on tall and slender forms. I explore sculptural depth with the combination of my two-dimensional carving and three-dimensional layers of physical clay tiles epoxied on top of one another. The narratives literally pop off the page, and creates multi-layers of interest. The technical surface is categorized into two layers: The first is the sgraffito porcelain background, carving away the underglaze to create the story through rhythmic lines and patterns. The creatures are elegantly placed in this composition with exaggerated gestures and elongated features. The second layer is concluded with an indulgence of vibrant colors added to the characters that transform them into the foreground." Bio: Sarah Anderson is a full time ceramic artist that creates illustrative characters on the surface of clay through the use of sgraffito. Bright colors and exaggerated creatures are obvious statements in her work, creating a uniquely identifiable brand for herself. She graduated from Ball State University as a sculpture major, using multiple mediums to create large scale work. She was the ceramic department chair at the Indianapolis Art Center for three years before leaving to pursue her own work full time. Her work has been featured across the nation at multiple galleries and studios, winning awards like the Best Teapot for the Strictly Functional Pottery National at the Lancaster, PA Museum in 2021. Sarah has been featured in many articles and publishers like Ceramics Monthly and Indianapolis Monthly, as well as featured as a demo artist at the Amaco booth during NCECA 2023. Read more on Sarah : www.sarahandersonceramics.com


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be emailed to wildfireceramicstudio@gmail.com. Refunds and credits are given according to the following cancellation request timelines: Prior to 1 month before course start date: Full refund 1 month to 2 weeks before course start date: 50% refund 2 weeks to 1 week before course start date: 50% credit No refunds or credits will be offered once enrollment deadline has passed. Some exceptions may be made depending on extraordinary circumstances. We will offer a full refund if we need to cancel or change the time/day of a course.


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