or email me: info@melaniesherman.com
 


 

2-Day Workshop at the College of Lake County. A group of 24 students + 2 ceramics instructors. Image transfer, China-Painting, Gold Mending (Kintsugi), Decal and Luster Application. Lecture + Demo + Hands-On + Load Kiln + Clean-Up + Slide-Show + Artist Talk.
(Photo was taken by David Bolton)

 

 


 

Outline for a 2-day, hands-on workshop (suggestion):

 

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Day 1:

Lecture + Demo: 2-3 hours
Hands-On + One-On-One Time with Melanie: 3+ hours
Load Kiln + Clean-Up: 1 hour
Slide-Show + Artist Talk: 1 hour

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Working clean and efficient with China-Paints

How to avoid contamination

Cleaning solutions

Avoiding Dust

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Mixing Medium

Hand-out on various oils and medium

Discussion of different effects and results

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Image Transfer

From a print-out on Ceramic Surface

Free-Hand Outlining

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China – Painting Techniques

Sponging

Brushing

Nib-Application

(For a 1-Day workshop Melanie can combine Day 1+2 | no hands-on-time)

 

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Day 2:

Lecture + Demo: 2-3 hours
Hands-On + One-On-One Time with Melanie: 3+ hours
Load Kiln + Clean-Up: 1 hour

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Working clean and efficient with Lusters

How to avoid contamination

Cleaning solutions

Application

Layering

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Decal Info + Application – production, qualities, layering tips, application, firing temps

Iron Decals

Screen-Printed Decals

Raised Decals

Laser-Printed Decals

Gold Decals

Solid Color-Sheet Deals

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Mending/Repairing with Gold – Kintsugi, Info + Application

Urushu + Gold Powder

2-part Epoxy + Gold Powder

Sculpting Epoxy + Gold Leaf

 


 


or email me: info@melaniesherman.com

 


Private Lessons:

Come to Kansas City and spend a day (or two) with me in my private studio.
I will teach you everything I know about china-painting, decals, lusters, “kintsugi” and firing temperatures.
All materials, such as china-paints, decals, lusters, gold powder and mixing medium are included.
Two-day workshop includes an overnight firing.
Firing and shipping of your finished work can be arranged.

Flexible workshop times.
Quality one-on-one time is guaranteed.

+ Private lesson pricing does not include travel expenses, meals and lodging +
+ Transportation and accommodations are your responsibility +
+ I am happy to assist with hotel recommendations and planning +
+ Kansas City is a lovely city to visit and easy to explore +

 


 

Hand-Outs:

Mixing Medium + Oils (coming soon)

Materials (coming soon)

Gold Throughout the Arts + History (coming soon)

 


 

Student Work: First-Time China-Painters

 

 


 

About Melanie:

Melanie was introduced to china painting during her residency at the International Ceramics School (ICS) in Kecskemét, Hungary, in 2013, where she had the good luck to study with the renowned Latvian artist Ilona Romule. As a penmanship enthusiast, she was immediately drawn to the linework she could create and trained using a metal nib in this intense weeklong workshop. Melanie then learned the traditional Chinese method of china painting, during her residency at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. She observed skilled painters at the Herend and Meissen Porcelain Manufactory as they decorated their traditional porcelain wares.

Melanie uses a variety of surface decoration techniques in her ceramics work, combining multiple images and detailed painted patterning in her motifs. Her body of work references 18th-century European porcelain wares and is produced and finished with the cultural exchange between East and West in mind, blending ancient Eastern surface decoration methods with modern Western surface decoration applications, such as china-paint, lusters, flocking, gold leaf, kintsugi techniques, and decals.Her unique china painting techniques are a rewarding way to produce very precise drawings.

 


 

Workshop Pictures:

 

 


 

or email me: info@melaniesherman.com

 


Previous Workshops:

2018

College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois | 2-Day Hands-On with Lecture + Demo + Artist Talk
Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri | 1-Day Lecture + Demo + Artist Talk

2017

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri | 1-Day Hands-On with Lecture + Demo
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas | 2-Day Hands-On with Lecture + Demo + Artist Talk

2016

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri | 1-Day Hands-On with Lecture + Demo
Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas | 1-Day Hands-On with Lecture + Demo

2015

Belger Craneyard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri | 2-Day Hands-On with Lecture + Demo + Artist Talk
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri | 1-Day Hands-On with Lecture + Demo

 


 

(© all photos on this page were taken by David Bolton at the College of Lake County, April 2018)