Join us on Saturday, July 30 from 10 AM- 3 PM for our first-ever Visiting Artist's Workshop with Nicole Aquillano! Nicole is the featured artist in one of our two 2016 Summer Solo Exhibitions in the main gallery. New Blue is currently on display through August 6, 2016.
Nicole Aquillano will demonstrate and discuss her mold-making and slip-casting techniques, and demonstrate mishima (inlay) on slip-cast forms. Students will then participate in a hands-on mishima workshop, using pre-leather-hard greenware (student to provide). Students will learn basic mishima by carving into the forms and inlaying underglaze, and gain a basic understanding of the steps necessary to make molds and slip-cast forms. TUITION: $150
ARTIST'S BIO: Nicole took an unconventional path to become a full time studio potter. After pursuing a career in civil engineering, she left to follow her passion and earned her MFA in ceramics from RISD in 2012. Nicole draws each image by hand directly into the porcelain clay with a knife and inlays a black underglaze. The high temperature of the kiln combined with a clear glaze overlay slightly blurs the drawing, much like a faded memory. She often references imagery from her past as a way to establish a personal connection. She lives and works in the Fort Point Area of Boston with her husband Sam and cat Luna.