Friday  1:00PM-3:00PM PST / 4:00PM-6:00PM EST
November 13, 2020

Instructor: Nicki Green

“Artifacts from the Future”: Majolica as History Preserver

Looking at majolica and other tin-glazed earthenware traditions as pushing off point, Nicki will demonstrate her neo-historical surface painting process as a way to explore image-making as a survival tactic. This technique can be used on functional or sculptural surfaces and has a rich historical history in multiple cultures around the world. Nicki’s demonstration will include a pounce transfer method that provides the artist with guidelines for hand painting in order to make the process more accessible.

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 Nicki during her demo. Financial aid is available. Email [email protected] to learn more.

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 Nicki 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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Nicki Green

Nicki Green


Nicki Green is a transdisciplinary artist working primarily in clay. Originally from New England, she completed her BFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009 and her MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. Her sculptures, ritual objects and various flat works explore topics of history preservation, conceptual ornamentation and aesthetics of otherness. Green has exhibited her work internationally, notably at the New Museum, New York; The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Rockelmann & Partner Gallery, Berlin, Germany. She has contributed texts to numerous publications including a recent piece in Duke University Press’ Transgender Studies Quarterly and a piece in Fermenting Feminism, Copenhagen. In 2019, Green was a finalist for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s SECA Award, a recipient of an Arts/Industry Residency from the John Michael Kohler Art Center, among other awards. Green lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.