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Drawings in Clay: Sgraffito Technique with Rachael DePauw
Fri, March 9th, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM$50 – $60
Drawings in Clay: Sgraffito Technique
Friday, March 9 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
NOMA Members | $50
Nonmembers | $60
Join artist Rachael DePauw in a hands-on workshop exploring the sgraffito technique. DePauw will walk participants through the history of sgraffito and discuss how she uses the technique in her own pottery practice. Under DePauw’s guidance, participants will apply the technique in creating their own works on tablets that will be fired at an off-site studio. Finished tablets will be available for pickup at a later date.
About the Artist
Rachael DePauw currently lives and works in New Orleans where she maintains an active studio career. Since graduating from Tulane University, DePauw has become increasingly influenced by both the aesthetic and philosophic concepts associated with New Orleans’s Newcomb Pottery tradition. Through a process called sgrafitto, DePauw creates bold relief patterns and uses design motifs referencing Louisiana’s indigenous flora. On the pre-fired vessel, DePauw paints a thin layer of black, liquid clay and then uses a small tool to carve through the slip revealing the white clay beneath. The linear and abstract patterns created reflect New Orleans’s unique landscape and reference the blue and greenish wares of Newcomb Pottery.
This program is presented in conjunction with Personalities in Clay: American Studio Ceramics from the E. John Bullard Collection.