Clay: Small Things, Beautiful Surfaces

2 artworks, showing a scene with birdhouses hanging from trees and a vase with bird decoration
 3 artworks. A ceramic medallion of a bird, multiple small colorful pencil pendants, and a medallion of a dog
3 ornately painted vases
Terri Kern carves a sculpture

Date: April 6-7, 2019 (Spring)
Medium: Ceramics
Instructor: Terri Kern (email)
Skill Level: All

Join artist Terri Kern for a fun, fast paced workshop that focuses on the creation of small ceramic objects with detailed, underglaze painted surfaces. Students will learn how to make a variety of wearable clay pieces using press molds, extrusion, slab techniques and high temperature wire. These ceramic objects include earrings, pins, pendants, books, pencils and leaves. A small bisque wall piece and shot glass sized cup will also be provided for students to paint if time allows.

At this time, Clay: Small Things... is closed. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please call the CraftSummer office at 513-529-7395.

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

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

  • apron or work shirt
  • pencil
  • sketchbook
  • sponge for use on ceramics
  • design ideas to paint on jewelry blanks
  • Scotch tape
  • 5-20 oz pop bottle tops
  • favorite handbuilding tools
  • ideas and enthusiasm

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: $85-110*

*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

Terri Kern received her MFA from Ohio University in 1991 and started her studio in 1995. She has received four Individual Artist Grants, been nominated twice for a United States Artist Fellowship and has been recognized with more than thirty-five awards for excellence in the field of ceramics. Her work is included in Museum, Corporate, International and Private Collections. Her work has been published in Cincinnati Magazine, Clay Times, Ceramics Monthly and Ceramic Arts Daily.

Reduced tuition for graduate workshops

Tuition for our graduate-level CraftSummer workshops is now significantly more affordable than in past years! Both Ohio and Non-Ohio students will pay only $285 per credit hour ($427.50 for a 1.5 credit hour course).

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