More is More: China paint techniques – C0204-20

Date: Jun 08 – 12, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Melanie Sherman

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $110
Registration Fee: $45


China paint, luster, and cold-finishing techniques are used all over the world to finesse and highlight many qualities of the ceramic form. These surface decorations are used for expressing cultural heritage, storytelling, color theory and more. This workshop is designed to marry the ceramic form and imagery, personalize the students’ own ceramics work, while exploring new surface decoration techniques. Students indulge in layer after layer of lavish ornamentation and embellishments. Participants may bring up to four of their own glazed functional and/or sculptural ceramic pieces to work on. Commercial glazed ceramic tiles are provided to practice on and decorate.

Media & Techniques:

China painting, decal, flocking, gold luster, gold leaf, and gold powder applications, image transfer


Melanie Sherman received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and has traveled across Europe and Asia to explore overglaze and cold-finishing techniques all around the world. She has been a resident artist at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary where she studied with the renowned Latvian ceramic artist Ilona Romule.

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