Dorothy will be teaching a master class at the International Ceramics Studio
in Kecskemet, Hungary from October 6th-13th.
In this intensive five day workshop students will learn how to work with nerikomi and zogan inlaid laminated colored porcelain clay using a unique variety of coloring and fusing methods developed by the artist. Participants will learn how to mix colors, how to make gradations and how to make patterns.
Dorothy will give short demonstrations and the students will then have time to explore these ideas. Students will be encouraged to discuss their progress with each other as they work.
Dorothy started working with colored laminated clay (Nerikomi) in 1969. When she moved to England in 1973, she started working with translucent nerikomi porcelain. In her work, different colored porcelains and clay bodies are laminated together in such a way that every change in color, texture and translucency is structural. The shape depends on and is controlled by the patterns in the construction, drying and firing.
Her works are included in a number of public collections including Victoria and Albert Museum, England, Contemporary Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shigaraki, Japan.
Look for the ICSHU new schedule for 2011. The April 6-13th 2011 information is: