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Visiting Artist Workshop: Thrown, Altered Techniques & Slip Trailing with Jenni Brant

November 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


​​​​​​​Next in our series of Visiting Artist is Ceramic Artist Jenni Brant.  Jenni will teach a workshop at the Iowa Ceramics Center on Saturday, November 5th from 9AM-4PM.  In the morning, Jenni will demonstrate her building process of throwing and altering functional forms along with her surface decorating technique of slip trailing.  In the afternoon, students will participate in a hands-on workshop.  Students will learn techniques for creating and combining thrown and drape-molded forms, along with slip-trailing surface design.  Students will explore thrown and altered building techniques and complete a series of slip trailing test tiles approximately 4”x 4”.

Workshop Date: November 5th

Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM

  • Demonstration: 9:00 AM–11:30 AM
  • Lunch Break (not provided)
  • Artist Lecture: 12:30-1:00
  • Hands-on Workshop: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: $90 (2022 members $81)

Artist Bio: Jenni learned the craft of creating elegant utilitarian pottery while earning her MFA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a BFA at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her current focus is on creating functional pots, with a delicate flare and supple surfaces, that act as daily reminders to celebrate, appreciate, and be present. She also dabbles in printmaking, mosaic, and craft work. When not making art, Jenni can be found working in the garden, hitting the trails on her e-bike, or dreaming and scheming to support creative placemaking as the Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator for the City of Dubuque. She, along with her feline fur babies Georgia Lee, Claire, George, and Ollie, makes her home in Dubuque, IA.

Artist’s Website: http://www.burrobranchstudios.com/

Artist’s Instagram :@ burrobranchstudios

What will be provided in the workshop:

10 Pounds of Clay WareBoards
Colored Slips Rolling Pins
Slip Trailers for class use Marker Paper

What Students need to bring/purchase for the workshop:

Sketchbook Felting Knife
Hair Dryer or heat gun Scissors
Sponges (small) Pencils
Paint Brushes (small and 1” and 1 / 2” for slip) Purchase all 3 of following:
Needle Tool Slip Trailing Bottle 
Felting Knife 18 Gauge Tips
Scissors Xiem Custom Cap Connector


November 5, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio
329 10th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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