Introduction to Inlay

July 7 - July 11, 2023

Introduction to Inlay


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $50

During this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to inlay underglaze into porcelain clay – wheel thrown, hand-built, and slip-cast objects. We will incise pieces with x-acto knives and other mark making tools. The group will work with multiple colors of underglaze and also learn how to finish these pieces with both colored and clear glazes, both commercial and homemade. Methods of transferring pre-drawn patterns and drawings directly on the surface will be practiced. Previous clay experience will be beneficial but not entirely necessary, everyone is welcome!

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day

Registration will open in early December. Please check back for updated information and cost.

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


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Andrea Denniston

Andrea is a studio potter in Floyd, VA where she has been working full time since completing her MFA in Ceramics at Syracuse University in 2016. Prior to graduate school, she worked for Silvie Granatelli, a studio potter in Floyd, as an apprentice for 2 years. She also received her BFA from West Virginia University. Her work is primarily wheel thrown with a grolleg porcelain clay body that she fires in an electric kiln to cone 7. She exhibits nationally, and has written several articles for Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated, in 2017 was named a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist.

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