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Sgraffito & Luster: Flower Stories

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join Jennifer Evans Arbo for a surface design and sgraffito carving workshop, finishing up by adding luster to your pieces. Decorate a one of a kind design into a vase shape of your choosing. Perfect to display those spring flowers in. Sgraffito means to “scratch” in Italian and workshop participants will draw and carve a design onto a vase shape of their choosing. Sgraffito involves removing layers of slip or underglaze from greenware to reveal the underlying clay body. Luster overglazes are made of actual gold which gives a fancy brilliance to the final finishes of your ceramic vase!

This is a two-day workshop: April 14 & 28

In the first session, Jennifer will demonstrate how she seeks out design inspiration, and how she applies 2-D design concepts to 3-D surfaces using the sgraffito method. After a short demonstration of Jennifer’s sgraffito process, participants will be provided with a tile for practice and a vase form to complete their project.

The second session will be two weeks later and will focus on overglaze luster techniques.

Some Clay experience required. 

Tuition: $100 Members/$125 Non-Members

About the Instructor

Jennifer Evans Arbo is a Fine Arts Ceramicist and Photographer residing in New Jersey. Originally from California, she traveled the world, living in England, Spain and Uruguay before landing on the East Coast. She has a BA and Post graduate degree from London College of Fashion and minored in Ceramics. Jennifer specializes in wheel throwing a sgraffito surface technique in her ceramics and uses the human form to tell emotional stories in clay. Jennifer shares her love of art by helping to inspire the next generation of artists. She has been teaching fashion to young adults and currently teaches beginner ceramics to adults and teens at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Bedminster, NJ.


April 14
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921 United States
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