2-Days Hands-on Workshop on January 19 and 20.
Saturday, January 19 – 10:00-4:00 pm
Sunday, January 20 – 10:00- 4:00 pm
1hr lunch break, Participants need to bring their own lunch.


Fee for the workshop:
Sold out
It doesn’t matter if you make pottery or sculptural ceramics, you’re involved with low or high fire processes, have years of studio experience or have just started with clay, you will learn how to boost your ceramics with bright colors.
This hands-on workshop is designed to introduce you to the painterly surface treatment as an alternative way to traditional glazing techniques. You will learn how to use underglazes, underglaze pencils and chalks to create multi-layered, colorful imagery.
You will practice painting on a simple tile before you move on to three-dimensional forms. Bring your favorite brushes, source images and eagerness to get bold with colors. You don’t have to know how to paint or draw.
Approximate Outline of Activities:
Introduction; Power Point presentation with images of my work and talk about the process, ideas, and influences. A lecture about underglazes, underglaze pencils, chalks and their use; demonstration of underglaze applications on bisque and green-ware;hands-on part: participants exploring how to paint with underglazes on provided bisque tiles;applying the techniques on their own work;discussion about likes and dislikes, summary of the process; areas to improve in; List of supplies and materials participants need to bring:
bisque-fired pieces that can be used for underglaze decoration (tiles, bowls, cups, anything that has enough surface for painting) small soft brushes of multiple sizes; pencil, eraser,paper to do preliminary sketches, scissors, reference material for drawings; small palette to mix colors, foam for supporting your pieces if necessary; small container for water, paper towel; I will provide: AMACO Velvet Underglazes for all participants; 2-3 images of choice to use on tiles; 4×4″ bisque tiles; and ceramic transfer paper;
Artist Statement:
In her work, Julia Feld combines an abstract curvilinear sculptural ceramic form with surreal, realistically rendered narrative painting. She creates an illusion of dramatically changing transformation between realities. In her work the three-dimensional world formed by painting coexists with the three-dimensionality of the object. She creates an impression of
interchangeability between flat image and three-dimensional form.
Julia’s sculptures are vessels that harbor the internal world of a person. Her work is a quest for a three-dimensional space that can hold the imaginary world, world of a broken and twisted perspective.A world remembered or conjured from the past, a world that seamlessly transitions from one dimensionality to the other – a world of a dream.
Julia Feld received her BFA in Spatial Arts, from San Jose State University, California and MFA in Visual Arts – Ceramic Sculpture, from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently she teaches at De Anza College, Cupertino and Gavilan College, Gilroy. For the past nine years she has been an active member of the ceramic art community. She has developed a highly personal style that incorporates narrative painting and ceramic sculpture in one work of art. She paints on clay with underglazes and creates an illusion of interchangeable reality. In her work she explores psychological and emotional issues of a deep personal nature. Her work has been shown internationally and nationally at different shows and galleries; juried into numerous
ceramic competitions where she has received prizes and awards.
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts, 1400 Pomona St., Crockett CA 94525
Contact: Gerald Epperson – gerald@eppersongallery.com.

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