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Ceramics as Illustration 23S_HB03
Course Code: 23S-HB03
Time: Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dates: Mar 21, 2023 - May 30, 2023
Skill Level: All Levels

Free flowing forms grow out of intuitive building techniques. Out of these three-dimensional shapes, illustrative figures emerge and play with the surface in exciting and unexpected ways. In this fun 11-week course, we will explore slab building, coil building and pinch methods to create free-form utilitarian mugs, vases, plates and bowls. These leather-hard forms will then serve as a decorative canvas upon which we may create illustrated narrative using colored slips, oxide washes or vibrant underglaze colors. This class is for students with no prior handbuilding experience, all are welcome. Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay and bisque firing, glaze firing fees are additional. Proof of vaccination required, indoor masking remains mandatory.  

Course Fee:
$ 370.00 Members
$ 385.00 Non-Members

Instructor: Kiran Joan

Kiran Joan is a Baltimore-based illustrator and ceramicist whose work is characterized by textures and contrasting fluid lines. Her magical worlds are influenced by a mix of cultures she grew up in, Oman, India, and the US. Kiran received her BFA in Sculpture from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, College of Fine Arts, Bangalore, India in 2017. Since receiving an MFA from the Illustration Practice Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has worked with clients like The New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News, Politico, HuffPost, Taste Magazine and more. Currently, her work explores ceramics as an extension of her illustration practice.


Proof of vaccination required prior to 1st class.

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