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Storytelling with Clay
with Kathy King
September 5–8, 2017

Tuition $450 (includes $50 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15
Open to artists of all skill levels

In this four-day hands-on workshop, Kathy King will discuss and demonstrate methods and techniques for developing a personal narrative and stories in ceramics. Using the ceramic surface as a canvas for storytelling, King will demonstrate techniques such as sgraffito, mishima and simple screen printing. Participants will also have the ability to practice post-glaze techniques including luster and china painting. For this purpose, students are encouraged to bring bisqueware to experiment on.

Participants will gain insight into how King uses historical ceramics as a reference and method of developing a narrative in her artwork. These exercises will give students the opportunity to develop and expand on their own vocabulary of imagery.

King will give a public artist talk on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30 pm in the Bray Resident Center.

Kathy King
Queen Bee, 2015
mid-range porcelain, glaze, china paint, copper, luster
18" x 16" x 2.5"

Kathy King
Set of bottles - Fight, Longing, Good/Bad Fortune, Spirits, 2015
mid-range porcelain, glaze
8" x 5" x 5"

Kathy King

Kathy King is currently an active studio artist in the Boston area, an instructor and the director of education at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, Massachusetts, and is a visiting faculty member at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She has held positions at Rhode Island School of Design, University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her MFA from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1998. Her undergraduate work included the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and she received a BA in studio art with a major in ceramics from Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, in 1990. She has given workshops and lectures at more than 75 colleges, schools and art centers throughout the U.S.

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts selected King as an Emerging Artist in 1999. Her work has been featured in numerous books and periodicals, including Ceramics: Art and Perception, Studio Potter, Clay Times, Art Papers and Ceramics Monthly.

To learn more about Kathy King, visit her website at