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Altered and Ornamented
with Kristen Kieffer
May 23–25, 2014

The focus of this three-day hands-on workshop will emphasize altering wheel-thrown or hand-built forms. Participants will embellish forms utilizing an array of decoration techniques from stamping and slip-trailing to sponging and resist work. The result can be functional or sculptural, minimal or extravagant. Participants will leave the workshop with a collection of new skills and the confidence to play and draw from their own influences. Demonstrations include throwing and altering, building off the wheel, darting, slip-decorating, stamp-making and stamping. Kieffer will discuss aesthetics and proportion, timing in clay, idea-generation and how to progress one’s own work with the techniques learned in the workshop.

Kieffer will give a public artist talk on Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 pm in the Bray Resident Center.



Kristen Kieffer, Large Serving Platter
Large Serving Platter

Kristen Kieffer, Mugs

Kristen Kieffer

Kristen Kieffer is a full-time studio potter, workshop leader and ceramics instructor in Massachusetts. She received her BFA from Alfred University, New York, and her MFA from Ohio University. Kieffer has work in numerous public and private collections, has exhibited her work internationally in juried and invitational exhibitions and has taught workshops at craft centers and universities around the country.