event · Through May 8

Surface Design with Kopal Seth

The phrase, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat” couldn’t be a better one to describe the endless ways potters and artists have explored surface treatment in clay. This 5 week workshop will have new demonstrations every week covering new methods for working with the house slips, glazes and stains. Explore techniques – slip painting & masking, sgraffito, image transfer, inlay, stenciling, carving, surface addition – that can help you enhance the form of your ceramic pieces through its surface. New demonstrations every week help to guide the projects, but students are free to develop their own projects as well.

This workshops will take place on Saturdays, 04/03, 04/10, 4/17, 4/24, 05/08 (no class on 5/1), from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

About the artist:

Kopal Seth was born in a rural town of India, Khurai. Sethʼs work tours through her memories of growing up in a unique culture while moving away from home for better opportunities.She is a recent graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she earned her MFA in ceramics (2020). She earned her BFA in painting with a minor in ceramics at the The Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India (2018). Seth has shown at various exhibitions in India and the U.S., amongst which are shows at The Gelmen Gallery-RISD Museum, The Lacoste/Keane Gallery, Concord, MA, and Art Centrix Space in New Delhi.

Note: you will need to bring pieces and tiles ready for surface treatment for each class.

Prerequisite: minimum 1 pottery class prior spring session


University City Arts League
4226 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 US