Saturday 10:00am-12:00PM PST / 1:00PM-3:00PM EST 
September 12, 2020

Instructor: Molly Anne Bishop

In this two hour workshop, Molly will demonstrate how she makes a simple slab cup with a narrative surface. To develop the surface, she will first discuss idea generation exercises and how a sketchbook practice can fuel your ceramic work. Molly will show her sketchbooks and examples of how drawing exercises on paper end up on mugs and plates. She will show her techniques for drawing on leather hard earthenware using the sgraffito technique and how to achieve bright colors with underglazes after the bisque firing.

With time remaining after the demo,  there will be an opportunity for in-depth, and Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants will be encouraged to ask questions using the chat forum in Zoom, and the staff will communicate these questions to Molly during her demo.

Students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks after the workshop (this will be sent to you 24 hours after the workshop). Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Molly during the demo. If you cannot attend the whole workshop, you may drop in and out as you choose- remember, you’ll have the video to watch for 2 weeks after the workshop is over.

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email. 

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All Levels
All Ages

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Molly Anne Bishop

Molly Anne Bishop


Born and raised in Virginia, Molly Anne Bishop graduated from the VCU craft/material studies program in 2012. Working mostly in clay, she draws inspiration from lizards, popular sports, and travel. She has been a resident artist at Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana, Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece, c.r.e.t.a. in Rome, and the International Studio in Jingdezhen, China. She has work in the permanent collections of her mom and ex-boyfriend.