Kelly YorkeMay 17, 2022
Nina BerinsteinAugust 23, 2022
In this five day, intermediate to advanced level workshop, participants will be guided by instructor Katy Drijber towards new techniques in surface and structure of midrange functional pottery. We will cover making simple, drop-mold style plaster press molds for exciting objects like juicers and wall pillow tiles, and we will explore the possibilities of combining wheel thrown and press molded elements to create new objects.
Additionally, Drijber will cover throwing, trimming, and assembling more common objects like cups, bowls, mugs, pitchers and teapots – offering tips and tricks along the way. With a focus on red clay, slip, and underglaze, participants will learn new techniques for decorating their work including several ways to apply slip and underglaze; using paper resist to create bold graphics; and carving/Mishima and sgraffito. We will also look at using new digital technologies to make our lives easier through using the Cricut machine and the Procreate program.
$695 + gst
- 24 hour studio access
- Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site, including tours
- All firings
- Use of shop glazes and underglazes
Artist responsible for:
- Clay – can be purchased on site
- Various tools and materials (you will be notified of what to bring)
- Accommodations: Onsite housing is available at the BMO Artist Lodge for $305 + GST for 6 days (Check-in August 7, check out August 13). Fee includes a private room with double bed, shared bathrooms and communal living areas. For more information, click here.
A full refund (less a $25 administration fee) is available if you cancel by the registration deadline (July 11). If Medalta cancels, or if you need to cancel due to medical reasons (documentation required), you will receive a full refund. For cancellations 2 weeks prior to the workshop, a refund of 50% of the total fee is available. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the start of the workshop or during the workshop, we will be unable to issue any refund.
Consideration for Covid-19
Please note that there is a possibility that Medalta will need to cancel or postpone the workshops again.
For more information contact Amy Duval: email@example.com
Katriona Drijber is a ceramic artist who was born and raised in a small coal mining town in British Columbia, Canada. Drijber was only sixteen when she graduated high school and left
home to attend Kootenay School of the Arts. It was here that she took her first clay class and began a lifelong fascination with ceramics.
Several years after earning her diploma in studio ceramics at KSA, Drijber went back to school to complete her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in ceramics at Alberta College of Art and Design
in Calgary, Alberta. The visiting instructor program at ACAD exposed Drijber to many national and international professional artists and opened her eyes to the world of research and travel that ceramics could open up.
After graduating from ACAD, Drijber attended residencies and conducted ceramic research at institutions such as the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Banff Center in Canada, and
Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. A recent MFA graduate of Utah State University, she has worked and attended residencies at institutions such as Penland
School of Craft, North Carolina; Arrowmont School of Craft, Tennessee; and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. During the COVID-19 pandemic she completed half of a long-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and currently she is a studio artist working out of the crowsnest pass, Alberta.