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  • Kate Marotz Workshop- Feb 24th 10am-5pm

Kate Marotz Workshop- Feb 24th 10am-5pm

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In this workshop you will learn how to create cups, mugs, and bowls using a coil and pinch technique then instead of glazing your work you will learn the application process of terra sigillata.

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Coil and Pinch

In this workshop you will learn how to create cups, mugs, and bowls using a coil and pinch technique. Participants will learn about the basics of this unique handbuilding process as well as tips and tricks for making different types of handles. Kate finds inspiration in seed pods, bones, and chrysalides/cocoons as she creates her sculptural functional pots.  

Terra Sigillata and Washes

Terra sigillata offers an alternative to glaze, possessing qualities of atmospheric firing that are achievable in an electric kiln and will stand the test of time and use. How to make, color, and use a wash to add depth/variation to the final surface will be discussed and demonstrated.

Duration: 6 hours

10am - 5pm (30 minute break)

February 24th, 2024

10 - 18 participants



Instructor Introduction 

Demonstrate how to begin a pinch pot

Explain the stages of clay and shrinkage
Artist Talk: Slideshow

Demonstrate how to carve a footring using a kurinuki technique

Demonstrate how to roll a coil and attach to the base

Demonstrate how to finish the rim of a pinch pot

Demonstrate how to create a handle

Discuss qualities of terra sigillata

Outline necessary tools and materials 

Demonstrate/Discuss the steps to make terra sigillata

Demonstrate applying terra sigillata

Discuss adding color to terra sigillata

Discuss testing mason stains and oxides

Demonstrate/Discuss using wax resist to create subtle patterns when washes are applied

Demonstrate applying a borax wash

Finish up/Cleanup completed at 4:30pm

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