Silkscreen Printing on Clay with Ruth McKinney Burket and Lora Shelley
November 19| $120 – $138
Instructor: Ruth McKinney Burket and Lora Shelley
Class Type: One-Day Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dates: Saturday, November 19
This class is currently full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist please email [email protected]
For over five years Ruth McKinney Burket and Lora Shelley have been using silkscreen to collaborate on playful bowl designs for the WSW Chili Bowl Fest. They will be co-teaching this Saturday workshop and sharing what they’ve learned about silkscreen printing for clay. Students will be introduced to the basics of creating and transferring drawings through silkscreen onto a clay surface. There will be two three hour sessions with an hour lunch break. In the morning session, participants will work with Ruth and learn how to coat and expose screens of their black and white images and drawings, hand mix ceramic ink in various colors, and print their images onto newsprint. Lora will guide the second half of the class and focus on a number of ways to transfer the printed images onto the wet clay. Students will be introduced to a couple of the instructor’s favorite decorating techniques to complete the image.
$120.00 members/$138.00 non-members. Registration is online only, and is first come first serve. To inquire about the wait list call WSW at (845) 658-9133 or email [email protected].
Ruth graduated with her MFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2011. She lives and works in the Hudson Valley NY where she manages the ceramic studio at Women’s Studio Workshop. Her favorite use of silkscreen transfers is as a catalyst for collaboration. For 12 years Ruth has been collecting the drawings of local artists, WSW residents, and studio interns and turning them into silkscreen transfers to produce collaborative surface decorations for the annual Chili Bowl Fest fundraiser. Most recently she has been printing handwritten food recipes and children’s drawings from around the world onto plates in her participatory social art project Feast For All Peoples. You can learn more about Ruth’s work on instagram at @ruth_mckinney_burket and her project website at feastforallpeoples.com .
Lora Shelley is a RISD Graduate, (BFA – Illustration ’94), currently residing in the beautiful Hudson Valley in NY state in a retro ranch-house from the 1950s shared with her adoring Cat, Charley and writer/partner, Rob. She has been exhibiting her original paintings and prints both Nationally and Internationally for over 30 years and can be found in private collections around the globe.
While primarily a Painter/ Printmaker, Lora has experimented in diverse media — including fiber, wood and clay. Through all of her work the thread of her passion and style is evident in her narrative imagery drawn from dream worlds. Worlds of a kinder nature- where one has a moment of reflection to ponder life and feel in each work one’s own story. Her clay work is more playful in nature. She is inspired by everyday moments. An animal lover, she depicts our shared experiences and relationships with the creatures around us.
You can learn more about Lora’s work at https://www.lorashelley.com and instagram @lorashelley