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Join Us for a Colossal Workshop on Decorative Ceramic Techniques with Sophie Woodrow

March 24, 2023


A photo of a ceramic figure wearing a rippled garment and small clay pinch pots with tools in the foreground

All images © Sophie Woodrow, shared with permission

Artist Sophie Woodrow (previously) joins Colossal for a technique workshop on decorative patterns for clay. In this two-hour session, Woodrow will teach students how to create the textured motifs she utilizes in her figurative porcelain works on small pinch pots. Attendees are invited to work on their preferred material to learn coiling, chequering, dotting, and more, which can be translated to a variety of projects. As this is a technique workshop—see some examples of motifs below—the goal is not necessarily to finish the session with a completed project, although participants may do so.

Register here, and if you’re a Colossal Member, be sure to use the code in your account for $10 off. 10 percent of the proceeds for this workshop will benefit the Chicago Abortion Fund.

Woodrow’s ethereal porcelain figures make connections between human culture and the natural world. She first coils then incises and imprints to create a richly textured surface that harmonizes with a simple graphic form. References are conjured to cultures far away and long ago, engaging our memories and imaginations.


A photo of two porcelain characters with surreal textured costumes

A photo of three porcelain characters with surreal textured costumes

A photo of four porcelain characters with surreal textured costumes

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