A ceramic plate and bowl by Mr. Burnett

Copy, Cut and Paste: Graphic Ceramics

Date: June 19-June 23, 2017
Medium: Ceramics
Instructor: Jason Bige Burnett
Skill Level: All, but experience with clay is helpful

This surface-oriented workshop focuses on screen-printing and image transfer techniques as well as additional surface design demonstrations. We will explore personal imagery, iconography and discuss how we can create narrative within our work. workshop is surface and technique oriented and will cover little form and construction methods.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

  • Sketchbook
  • Laptop with photo editing software (optional)
  • Pencils, Ultra fine-tip Sharpie, fine-tip Sharpie
  • 15+ images, photos, objects that are sources of inspiration (ex. color swatches, people, art, patterns, graphics, photography, etc.)
  • 1 - MudTools Red Rib – medium size, any shape
  • 1 - MudTools Yellow Rib – medium size, any shape
  • 1 – travel-size hair sprayer
  • 1 – spray bottle
  • 2 – hand towels
  • 1 – Hake Brush 1.5” – 2” in size
  • 1 – Roll of blue painters tape
  • 1 – Roll of clear packing tape
  • Clay tools students use to create work for pottery, handbuilding, etc. (i.e. wire tools, ribs, etc.)
  • Craft knife (Xacto) and a couple of blades
  • Scissors
  • Texture stamps (ex. stiff stamps, sprig molds, typewriter type, etc)
  • Commercial stock ceramic decals (optional)
  • Heat gun
  • Variety of soft bristle brushes good for slip decoration (variety of sizes)
  • 3 to 4 – two oz. containers of Amaco Velvet underglazes (medium to dark colors)
  • Unscented lotion or moisturizer for hands

Materials, tools, supplies, and items that the instructor will bring or have provided (no sale):

  • Set up for Exposing Screens
  • Personal jig and silkscreens
  • Scoop coater
  • Emulsion
  • Emulsion remover
  • Tyvek paper
  • Garden spray nozzle
  • Pressure washer
  • Amaco Underglazes for screen printing inks
  • Amaco Underglazes for stains and washes.
  • Speedball transparent base ink
  • Printer for iron oxide decals
  • Scanner and printer for scanning and ink jet transparency film
  • Electric hot water kettle
  • Plastic plates for decals
  • Spare decals (iron oxide and commercial)
  • Nylon bristle brush

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $60-100*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

About the Instructor

Jason Bige Burnett graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BFA in ceramics and BAs in both printmaking and graphic design. He continued his education as a core fellowship student at Penland School of Crafts in western North Carolina. Since then he has exhibited nationally, been featured in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft Magazine, and regional magazines Carolina Home + Garden and WNC Magazine. Jason's work is featured in 500 Prints on Clay (Lark Books) and he's the author of Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surfaces and Printed Image Transfer Techniques (Lark Books, 2015). Burnett now lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky.