Figurative Pitchers and Mugs Inspired by Traditional Toby Jugs
*A Ceramic Sculpture Workshop for Educators and Artists
A Toby Jug, dating back to the 1760’s, is a figurative ceramic pitcher modeled in the form of a popular, historical, fictional or generic character and can also be a person or animal. This workshop will provide art educators and artists with an opportunity to create their own Toby Jug or Character Mug using the repoussé slab-building technique. Repoussé is a process in which volume and structure are quickly developed by pressing out forms from the backside of the slab. The technique can be adapted in the classroom for students of all ages. Jane will present images ranging from traditional English Toby Jugs and Early American Face Jugs to contemporary character mugs. She will discuss anatomy and proportion and will demonstrate the application of underglazes. Please plan to eat lunch in, as Jane will present a slide lecture on contemporary ceramic figure sculpture during the lunch hour.
Educators earn six clock hours toward professional development.
*Scottsdale Artists’ School offers a concierge lunch, available for purchase prior to your workshop. Call the School for details.