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Lisa Naples

Lisa Naples


Lisa Naples

Flat to Functional: Cultivating Personal Expression

August 7-8   SOLD OUT

Lisa Naples, Flat to Functional

Lisa Naples creates pottery and narrative figures from her barn/studio in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1988. In 2010 her work was featured in the publication Masters Earthenware: Major Works from Leading Artists, a survey of 37 ceramic artists from North America and Europe, and in 2012 she was awarded the Jane and Leonard Korman Prize for Excellence in Contemporary Clay at the 36th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Lisa has exhibited her artwork at the James A. Michener Art Museum, Smithsonian Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Shows. She has lectured and presented workshops around the country and in Australia.

This demonstration workshop will cover three things in depth: Lisa’s characteristic soft-slab construction, dry-brush slip application, and decoration. Working in red earthenware clay, she will discuss a black iron oxide process she employs in the glazing phase, as well as how she measures density to achieve consistent results with her satin-clear glaze. Finding a way to express something personal through the medium of functional pottery will be discussed. Just how one finds their ‘voice’ through form and then accentuates that expression through decoration involves an embrace of three forces working together: play, process, and practice. It happens over a lifetime, but getting started is often the most daunting part. Lisa will guide participants in how to ‘start’ or ‘start over again’ to move your vision and work forward.


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