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This is a Stick Up!
Decal Making from Start to Finish
with Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman
June 9–20, 2014

For this two-week workshop, participants will have an opportunity to work with two cutting edge ceramic artists featuring the tag team of Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman. Students will investigate the types of drawings that work best as decals with animal drawings being touched on in particular. Horie and Brayman will talk about considerations of composition on a three dimensional object and the notion of multiples.

The workshop will begin with wet clay work (cone 6) and will quickly progress to explore the diverse world of decal printing including basic silk screening, laser-print sepia transfers and digital CMYK print decals. Techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will also be demonstrated to prepare images, make them print-ready and ultimately produce and fire water-slide decals. Students will be asked to bring glazed work on which to fire decals.

Horie and Brayman will give public artist talks on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 pm in the Bray Resident Center.


Ayumi Horie, Racoon and Cherry Blossom
Ayumi Horie
Racoon and Cherry Blossom

Andy Brayman, Black Doublestem Vaes
Andy Brayman
Black Doublestem Vase

Horie and Brayman
  Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman, Platters
Linda Arbuckle

Ayumi Horie is a studio potter based in Portland, Maine. She has developed a distinctive online community utilizing social networks to support her studio practice and in 2011, she was named Ceramic Monthly's first recipient of the "Ceramic Artist of the Year" award. Horie makes work in earthenware and porcelain that draws inspiration from folk traditions and comics in the US and Japan. In 2008, she organized Obamaware for Obama’s bid for presidency, the first online ceramic fundraiser of its kind. In March of 2011, she co-founded Handmade For Japan, which has raised over $100,000 through art for disaster relief and rebuilding for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan. She is a former board member of the Archie Bray and is now on the American Craft Council board and Access Ceramics curatorial board. Horie has taught many workshops on functional ceramics and the Internet across the US and internationally. Her work is in many private collections including the Museum of Art and Design in New York.

Linda ArbuckleAndy Brayman grew up in Kansas City and attended the University of Kansas–Lawrence, where he earned his BA in sociology and BFA in ceramics. He completed his MFA at Alfred University in New York, in 1998. After finishing at Alfred, Brayman worked as a studio assistant for Mathew Metz in Minnesota for nine months and then worked as the Studio Coordinator at Greenwich House Potter in New York City. Currently, Brayman lives in Kansas City where he owns and operates his business, The Matter Factory.