Saturday, April 26, 2014

Getting to the Surface - Workshop at Pittsburgh Arts-Center for the Arts

Getting to the Surface

Location: Scaife Building
Room: Ceramics
Aug 25-29, 2014

Meets 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
on Mon Tue Wed Th Fri

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Work with Massachusetts-based master artist Adero Willard to learn how to create new and exciting surfaces on clay by layering color and pattern, and playing with principles of transparency and opacity. The goal of these explorations is to generate new ways to work with form and surface that bring out the personality of your clay forms. A basic understanding of how to work with clay is required. This workshop is part of PCA’s new Master Artist Workshop Series.
Instructor -- Adero Willard
Adero Willard currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts where she is a studio potter and instructor of ceramics at Holyoke Community College. Previously, Adero taught at the Chautauqua Institute and Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY. Adero received a BFA from Alfred University in 1995 and an MFA at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006, where she studied with Walter Ostrom and Neil Forrest. In 2008 she completed a one-year residency at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. As a full-time artist, Adero has shown in a number of galleries and craft shows, including Ferrin Gallery, Craft Boston and the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC. Adero's decoration techniques are being featured in a book on glazes being released in August 2014 by Quarto Publishing. Her lifelong interest in surface decoration is fueled by a passion for textile design, painting, and collage. View her work at
Required supplies for this class:
  • The ceramics studio will be open until midnight for the duration of the class, for students who wish to work independently outside of class time.