ILWACO - Terra cotta clay, colorful underglazes, slips, and handmade texture stamps are among the materials that everyone will work with at a handmade tile and tile installation workshop taught by Jan Edwards, leading clay artist from Portland.
The workshop will take place in Feb. 12, 13 and 14, at Artisan, 114 Main Street SW in Ilwaco. Participants will make at least 10 original tiles and will explore a wide variety of tile techniques including flat and relief tiles as well as planning for tile installation. Participants will explore and experiment with resists, inlays, stamping, brushwork, underglaze, slips and scraffito.
Jan Edwards has been making pottery and architectural tiles in Colorado and Portland for more than 35 years. In Portland, Edwards teaches at the Multnomah Art Center and Mount Hood Community College and has led many workshops around the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Italy. She has won many awards including the prestigious Bennett Welch award for Surface Decoration from the Oregon Potters Association.
Edwards will present an exhibit and slide talk at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 at Artisan. This dynamic presentation will be open to the public at no charge.
The hands on workshop will be held at Artisan from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. Clay, glazes, and firing will be included in the workshop fee. The early bird fee is $150 for those who make a deposit of $50 by Jan. 31. After Jan. 31 the total fee will be $175. Contact Jan Richardson at 665-2603 or 443-994-3204 (cell) to make arrangements.