Israel Davis Workshop next semester

Morning everyone. Now that wet-ware-cut-off is over, we can set our sights on the future. The immediate future consists of transitioning into the finishing stage of your work. This includes (among other things) glazing, grinding, painting, gluing, sandblasting, etc. Keep in mind the turn around time of your objects if you are doing multiple firings (underglaze, clear glaze, etc). It’s always better to be on the early side of that equation!!

Looking at the slightly more distant future, I have been talking to Israel Davis about coming to IUS to show us his moves with printing and clay. He’s the head of the ceramics department at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan and he primarily screenprints on clay. I’ve been talking to him about coming in to show us his work, teach us how he does it, talk to you about your work, etc. around the first week of Feb.

Here’s some of his work. These pieces have imagery that have been screenprinted onto the clay before the firing. Check out more of his work at his website here:

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Control your own destiny.

Prof. Brian

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