Ceramic Tilemaking for Mosaics with Jessica Liddell
Session 21A: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Session 21B: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Price: $240 (includes $35 materials fee)
Just like mosaic art, tile making has ancient roots. Learn how to make and glaze your own ceramic tiles in this fun, hands-on workshop. Working with clay will open up a world of possibilities and allow you to incorporate different textures and shapes into your mosaics. In this class, students will explore popular tools and techniques used by tile makers around the world. Students will also receive important information on different clay bodies, outdoor projects, substrates and firing kilns. We’ll begin our class by taking a look at different examples of how artists integrate handmade tile into mosaics. Students will watch demonstrations of a number of techniques and then try them out themselves. Learn how to roll out, cut and sculpt clay slabs. We will experiment with stamps, stencils and other interesting texture tools. Our class will cover different types of glazes and options for surface design as well. At the end of the class, students will have a number of clay pieces made. Pieces will be fired and available for pick up at the end of the conference or sent out via USPS. Materials and handouts will be included with the materials fee. This session should particularly benefit those who are looking to expand their ability to create personalized elements that will add layers of interest and meaning to their mosaic work.
Jessica Gorlin Liddell has been making mosaics professionally since 1997 and first began working with clay in High School. Her work can be found in private collections and public spaces throughout the country. She has extensive experience with large scale installations. She fabricates many of her own ceramic and fused glass tiles. Jessica’s business, Bella Mosaic Art, has been featured in numerous books and magazines. She and her work have appeared on HGTV, the Travel Channel, The NBC 10 Show, and Good Day Philadelphia.