Clay Workshop

Textures and Glazes
with Kristy Lombard
Sunday, October 27 | 10:00am–4:00pm
Tuition $50 | Materials Fee $15
Hoffman Center Clay Studio | Division, south of Laneda | Manzanita


Textures and Glazes – The Keys to Making Your Pottery Sing

Potter Kristy Lombard takes her pottery design to another level when she combines meticulous hand-building techniques with her original stamps for texture and then adds her hand at expert glazing .  The result is a perfect mix of functional and energetic ceramics.

Kristy says “the essence of the work is details—not complicated but carefully crafted and well executed.”

In this workshop, Kristy will share secrets of creating lively and interesting works using texture and color.

Students are encouraged to take Kristy’s first October workshop, the lino cut stamp making class, at the Hoffman on October 20. This is not a requirement.

What will students do and learn

Kristy will share her secrets of success from the moment the bag of clay is opened until the glaze firing.

Students will learn tips to prepping clay, creating appropriate surfaces for texture and glazes and processes using texture and glazes for maximum results.  Focus will be on creative use of the materials and processes for individual and polished results.

Students to bring
• Bisque fired piece that includes texture
(details about this will be sent to students upon registration)
• Texture and stamps and tools for texture
• Personal clay tools and brushes. Students may borrow tools from the clay studio if necessary.
• Linocut stamps or other forms to make texture. 

Materials provided by instructor
• Rollers and texture tools
• Ruler or yardstick
• Needle and scraping tools
• Paintbrushes

Materials included in fee
• Exacto knife
• Clay & Glazes

Kristi Lombard

My environment is the source of inspiration for my work. Something as simple as a bird on a telephone wire or a tree in a park can spark my creativity.  Patterns and textures from fabric or plant life inspire me to create tactile surfaces that fingers want to touch.  Small details reveal the attention and care that goes into the design and crafting of each piece.  Vibrant colors, fun textures, hand carved stamps and inspired text come together in clay to tell a story of the world that is around me.

I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, spending most of my life in Oregon.  My experience with clay began in high school and continued on to the University of Oregon where I earned a BFA in ceramics in 2003.  I have been teaching and selling my work professionally for the past 14 years.  I currently work out of my studio/gallery in downtown TIllamook, and have the encouragement and support of a loving husband, two doggy mutts and one crazy cat.

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