Structured Surface: Carving, Inlay and Engobes
with Matt Repsher
April 28- May 1, 2016
Workshop Description:In this workshop, Matt will share with students the various layers of surface treatment he employs to embellish his wheel thrown forms. Demonstrations and discussions will focus on his use of carving to create pattern as well as inlay techniques using colored engobes (vitreous slip). Students will have the opportunity to create vessels and try their hand at carving and inlay with the goal of establishing a foundation for employing these techniques in their own studio practice.
Bio:Raised in the woods of Pennsylvania, Matt’s exposure to art, design and ceramics started early, learning from his father about making pots. Matt earned his BFA in ceramics from Penn State and then went on to receive his MFA from Indiana State University in 2003. Eventually moving to Santa Fe, NM, he was the Studio Director at Santa Fe Clay from 2005-2008. After his time at Santa Fe Clay, he returned as a visiting professor at Indiana University, teaching ceramics and 3D design for two years. He then returned to New Mexico to teach part-time at the University of New Mexico and set up a studio in Santa Fe, which he shares with his metalsmith wife, Marian Miller.