What is the Ceramics Congress?
Between October 14th and 22nd you will get free access to 3 video workshops per day. There is a ton of information shared on a wide variety of topics in the field of pottery and ceramic art.
After the congress is over, all of the workshops are available for purchase.
How does it work?
To get access to the free workshops, provide your name and email address on the sign up form, and the links will be emailed to you. You have 24 hours to watch the videos for free.
What will I be teaching?
In my workshop I will walk you through the ingredients and techniques for two very different decoration techniques: Mocha Diffusion and Cuerda Seca.
Mocha diffusion is a chemical reaction between an alkali clay body and an acidic component that results in stunning, organic designs that are reminiscent of dendrite formations, or the roots from plants and trees.
The second technique I will show is called Cerda Seca (Spanish for "dry cord"). This technique was first used in central Asia in the 14th century before arriving in Turkey and Spain in the 15th century. With cuerda seca, the water-soluble glazes are separated on the surface by thin lines of a greasy substance to prevent them running out of their delineated areas.
Wait, there's more?
Besides the free workshops at the ceramics congress, there is a Ceramics Community (Social Media for Potters) that you can join for free.
There are discussion boards and competitions. You can share your work and ask for feedback. This is one of the best ways to connect with an international group of potters and clay artists around the world.