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Porcelain and Lustre

$835.00

ON CAMPUS: 9-13 January 2023, Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Early Fee Ends 5 December 2022.
Ebony Russell

Try your hand at porcelain clay to create contemporary clay artworks and use lustre colours to add brilliant accents to your glazed ceramics. Ebony teaches handbuilding with white porcelain, mould-making, creating miniature environments in clay, raw glazing, lustre tile testing, firing and finishing techniques.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

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Full Details

Program: Summer School 2023
Start Date: 9 January 2023
End Date: 13 January 2023
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5

Lecturer: Ebony Russell
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $925.00
Early Fee: $835.00
Concession Fee: $880.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at porcelain clay to create contemporary clay artworks and use lustre colours to add brilliant accents to your glazed ceramics? Ebony Russel demonstrates and teaches handbuilding with white porcelain, mould-making, creating miniature environments in clay, raw glazing, lustre tile testing, firing and finishing techniques. Bring small objects of personal significance and learn how to make pressed moulds in plaster and latex to replicate and transform them into sculptural forms with beautiful lustre finishes. Lustre colours are applied and fired on glaze to produce unique decorations of metallic tints such as gold and mother-of-pearl. To inspire your practice, Ebony introduces you to contemporary ceramic artists who use objects of meaning in their artwork. Suitable for beginners and those with previous ceramics experience.

Lecturer Profile

Ebony Russell’s recent ceramic works focus on notions of nostalgia and desire imbued in collected objects that create, store and retrieve a sense of past. Using an experimental construction method to produce porcelain sculptures, Ebony incorporates confessional and autobiographical elements into her artworks, recreating her lived experience through a feminised craft. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Ceramics) Honours from Monash University, was awarded the Northcote Pottery Graduating Student Award for Excellence and completed a Graduate Diploma of Education at the University of Melbourne in Visual Arts. After a successful teaching career Ebony returned to her ceramic art practice full time and in 2019 graduated from the National Art School with a Master of Fine Art, receiving the N. E. Pethebridge Award and Mansfield Ceramics Art Award. Ebony has exhibited widely, with her recent exhibitions including the New Zealand Ceramics Festival (2020), the Australian Ceramics Triennale (2019), the Muswellbrook Art Prize (2019) and the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize (2019). In 2018 Ebony was awarded first place in the Franz Rising Star Award for Excellence in Porcelain, which resulted in a residency in Jingdezhen, China, in 2019.

ART MATERIALS

An organic vapor mask is required for student safety, these can be bought from Bunnings https://www.bunnings.com.au/protector-respirator-kit_p5822368 or many other Hardware stores relatively inexpensively.
2x lustre brushes ($2-$5) Ebony will discuss this with you on the first day
Notebook
Protective clothing (such as old shirt or apron) and covered footwear
Any handbuilding tools that you may already have. You can purchase a kit at the art store on campus for approx. $15-$20
All clay and other materials are provided.

PARKERS FINE ART SUPPLIES

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email [email protected]
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

COVID-19 Policy

In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, it is compulsory to wear masks indoors when on campus and all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

 

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