They each did a demonstration to help focus on the workshop. What they taught, of course, was universal. Its always enlightening to see how another person works. Even the smallest trick can open a whole new area of exploration.
Sheryl started the evening by going over various aspects of atmospheric firing in anticipation of the workshop on May 7-8. Working with leather hard clay, freshly sculpted clay, as well as bisque ware she discussed the properties of terra sig.
Tara fleshed out a small pinch bird using M340. She also brought a patterned piece.
Jeanne demonstrated a slab formed vase, roughly textured and loosely assembled. This piece had lots of personality and was inspired by Lana Wilson’s work. Jeanne worked quickly creating a sense of spontaneity in the final piece. A little trick she revealed was, heavily texturing her slab from the back, using the indentations on the front of the slab as a light texture.