SUN 10:00AM-4:00PM
AUGUST 18, 2019

Instructor:  Jared Peterson

This workshop will a full-on exploration of both ancient and contemporary techniques of using terra sigillata!  Participants will learn a brief history of the material and its prevalence in ancient cultures around the world.  Taking from historic and modern examples, participants will combine techniques to create their own surfaces.  By the end of the workshop, participants will have the skills to to make their own terra sigillata, create line blend tests, make patinas/washes, use latex resist, burnish, and incorporate many other sig surface techniques in their work!


  • Bone dry work (as much as you think you could decorate in a day)
  • Brushes (I like calligraphy-style brushes, but your “favorite” brush is likely fine. Natural hair is best)
  • Sgraffito tools (needle tool, sharp pencil, etc)
  • Underglazes (optional)


  • Terra sigillata Approx $25 in stains
  • Pallets
  • Cups/Containers
  • Latex resist Approx $15
  • Latex brushes *These will be cheap synthetic plastic guys. $10 will be plenty
  • Underglazes (limit quantities and varieties)

$90 members

$15 materials fee covers special materials used during the workshop, students must bring their own bone dry work to decorate (both red & white clay are ok, low-fire is best).

All Levels
Ages 18+

To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Jared Peterson

Jared Peterson


Jared Peterson was born in Silver City, New Mexico and grew up in West Virginia. A graduate of West Virginia University in English and Ceramics, Jared is proud of his South Western and Appalachian roots and explores them in poetry and ceramic art.

Traveling throughout the world to pursue his love for art and English, Jared was a multiple time short-term resident at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana; studied ceramics abroad in Jingdezhen, China; and recently fulfilled a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant in Perak, Malaysia.  In conjunction with making ceramics and writing, Jared has a deep fascination with cultural icons like Macho Man Randy Savage and Dennis Rodman and frequently incorporates their ideas in his work.  When without a pen or studio, Jared loves being outside, making quick witted jokes with friends, and most of all, petting a good dog.  Jared is a recent ‘graduate’ of the Sonoma Ceramics residency program and is headed to Red Lodge, MT for a ceramics residency this August.