Happy Slip Trails: Constructing with Liquid Porcelain

July 6 - July 7, 2024

Happy Slip Trails: Constructing with Liquid Porcelain


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $50

In this workshop, slip trailing — traditionally a ceramic surface design process — will be taught as a technique to construct forms. YOU become the 3d printer as you learn to work with layering extruded porcelain paperclay slip on plaster slabs and molds to design and build sculptural forms, vessels, or jewelry.  We will go over making paper slip and learn to create and work with slip trailed slabs, linear structures, and even pre-fired elements to combine at wet, leather and bone-dry states. Together we will slow down, experiment, and play with possibilities to generate new approaches and unexpected techniques for you to implement in your studio. Due to the short nature of this workshop, it will not be possible to fire any work. Basic knowledge of ceramic processes would provide you the happiest trails in slip!

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Stephanie Lanter

Stephanie Lanter has been an artist and educator working in clay, mixed media and words for 25 years. She is currently an Associate Professor of Ceramics at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut, after teaching for 15 years in Kansas, at Emporia State, Washburn, and Wichita State Universities. She has had residencies at the Red Lodge Clay Center, the Archie Bray Foundation, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the LH Project, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Mendocino Arts Center, and Jentel. Along with exhibiting and demonstrating her award-winning sculptural work across the nation, she has given numerous workshops and presentations, including for NCECA, Arrowmont, ArtAxis, Wesleyan Potters, and the Appalachian Center for Craft. She received an MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University and a BA from Xavier University.

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