Painting on unfired white glaze with water and underglaze is very much the same as painting on paper with water and pigment. They both have a beautiful luminous freshness.
For beginners to experienced painters. Come explore everything from how to create the perfect Maiolica painting surface to how to mix and apply layers of sheer color using underglazes and simple Chinese brush stroke techniques. The ceramic surface becomes your canvas under the expert guidance of artist Laurie Curtis.
You don't have to be an experienced painter. Simple designs are quite beautiful and fun to paint.
In this hands-on workshop you will paint on freshly glazed bisque tiles. The glaze firing temperature is cone 06. Bring your own additional bisque pieces to glaze and paint. We can fire for you if you arrange to pick up your work. Contact Liz Lauter if you have any questions: Lizlautermail@gmail.com
All materials are included and are lead free and non-toxic
Bring your favorite brushes (soft ones), source images and eagerness to get bold with colors.
We will provide tiles to paint on, but you may also bring your own bisque pieces to paint on, (bowls, cups, anything that has enough surface for painting)
We’ll supply the rest of the materials.
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your lunch.
$60 for teachers, $80 for non-teachers
Materials are included, but bring our own clay tools, any of your own bisque ware, and a bag lunch. Restaurants and grocery are also available nearby by car.
Continuing Education Units Available. Contact Liz Lauter for information
Event Location: Redwood High School, room 514
395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, Ca. in Marin County
map and directions
About the Artist
My work is a culmination my love of casual hand-built shapes and the beauty of watercolors sealed in glaze. Painting on unfired white glaze with water diluted mineral stains is very much the same as painting on paper with pigment. They both have a beautiful luminous freshness and transparency. My functional pottery is created with traditional lead-free Maiolica materials starting with the finest terracotta clay. The inspiration for my designs come from the natural beauty of our common fruits and flowers.
Laurie Curtis has been painting Watercolor Maiolica style for over 20 years. Her article "Watercolor Maiolica Technique" appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated.
Laurie lives and works in her studio in Point Reyes Station, Ca.
Contact Liz Lauter
with Laurie Curtis
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Redwood High School
Rm 514, the Ceramics Room
Continuing Education Credits available!
Marin County Office of Education
Integrated Learning Specialist Program