Piles of Tiles: Decorative Ceramic Tile Making

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Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey
Wednesdays, November 4 – December 9, 2020
1:00pm – 5:00pm

This workshop dives deep into the fascinating, colourful, patterned world of ceramic tiles. Students will be introduced to the historical and contemporary application of tiles through short illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. An emphasis on using the versatile LSA glaze collection will teach students the fundamental principles of clay and glaze. This includes methods of glaze application such as dipping, brushing, and layering for various effects.

Students will be introduced to pattern generation and tiles’ enriching relationship to architecture. These skills will be used to build a collection of hand-crafted, unique tiles that can be used in the home and garden as accents, such as a backsplash in a kitchen, or a tile entryway.

A wall without tile is like a face without a smile.

$350.00

Students should bring:

  • Apron
  • Hand towel

This class consists of 5 working sessions (Nov. 4 to Dec. 2, 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.) with a pick up day on the 6th week (Dec. 9, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.).

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Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey

Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey is an interdisciplinary artist, originally from Aylmer, Quebec, living in Lunenburg, NS. She graduated from NSCAD University in 2017 with a BFA in Ceramics.

Maradyn-Jowsey divides her time between continuing to grow her ceramic and textile based practice and engaging with the community by facilitating art-based workshops and teaching at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Often her practice is invigorated by meaningful creative exchange and collaboration. She creates functional and sculptural work grounded

in her interest in craft and design for everyday living. When she’s not in her studio, you’ll find her digging around in her garden or getting lost in the woods with her dog Frances.

Alongside teaching at the LSA, Gillian is currently preparing for a 3 person exhibition at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery that opens in February 2023, and is participating in a 10 month-long business program through the Acadia Entrepreneurship Center.

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Registrations for this workshop are now closed.