In this class you will explore many surface techniques, focusing on developing rich expressive textural surfaces on test tiles, press moulded shapes and small sculptural forms. Lesley will take you through many creative and exciting processes, which include clay additions, scraffito, making coloured slips, slip trailing patterns and her mono print process. You will also learn how to incorporate underglazes, ceramic chalks, pencils and glaze.
Through playful experimentation this course will lead to a unique personal journey and trigger many ideas, which can be incorporated onto functional or sculptural pottery. The endless possibilities of combinations allow you the freedom to develop and evolve your own ideas.
Two bisque and glaze firings will be completed during this course. This class is suitable for beginners through to experienced artists who are looking to expand ideas and experiment.
August 5 – 9, 2019
$695 + gst
This class is sold out.
- 24 hour studio access
- Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
- All firings included
- Use of shop glazes
Artist responsible for:
- Materials and clay
- Accommodations: Onsite housing is available at the BMO Artist Lodge for $405 + GST for 6 days (Check-in Sunday, check out Saturday). 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 one month prior to the start of the workshop. 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 workshop, we will be unable to issue any refund.
For more information contact Noriko Masuda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesley McInally completed her Bachelor of Design Honours Degree in Ceramics and Printmaking at Dundee University, Scotland. For the first 8 years of her career she worked as a full time professional ceramic artist producing both functional and decorative ceramics for galleries throughout the UK. Additionally she taught ceramics in various educational environments both to adults and children. In 2004 she immigrated to Canada where she continued her studio practice in Cookstown, Ontario. Since arriving in Canada Lesley developed her unique style of stretched slab hand built paperclay sculptures and vessels which contain a rich depth of surface texture. Incorporating her printmaking skills she has also developed a highly tactile surface using coloured porcelain slips, underglazes and a mono print technique. She continues to be invited to demonstrate her intriguing working methods to numerous guilds, educational establishments and arts associations throughout Ontario. Lesley has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and grants and exhibits her work nationally and internationally.