Kym Owens Surface Decoration Workshop

Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 6 hrs. One day)
10am-5pm with 1 hr. lunch

Space is limited. Cost is $120

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Learn how to refine your pottery by learning multiple decorating techniques. Ceramic artist, Kym Owens will demonstrate how to decorate your pots using different techniques like slip trailing, Mishima, and water carving.

There will be pots available for hands on decorating, but feel free to bring your own leather hard pots. 


Students will learn three decorating techniques : slip application, Mishima, and Carving.

Slip application:

Students will learn how to make their own slip and add mason stains to color their slip. They will also learn how to apply slip using different techniques of applications such as slip trailing and brushing on slip.


Students will learn how to create their own designs on their pots by using Mishima technique. I combine some slip trailing and glaze inlay for the overall design.  We will use paper templates to help us create a unique design on our cups and wax resist to apply our glaze inlay.

Water Carving:

Students will learn how to apply hot paraffin wax onto bone dry pots and then gently use sponge and water to remove the exposed clay.

About Kym Owens:   I was adopted as a baby from Vietnam and brought to the flatlands of Lubbock Texas. I grew up as a classically trained ballet dancer and then moved to New York City after receiving my BFA in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. While in NYC, I discovered that pottery was truly a way to express myself and encompass my artistic endeavors. After 16 years of classical ballet training I decided to retire my point shoes and get my hands dirty in clay. I worked for over a decade as the lead thrower at Sunset Canyon Pottery, and am now working as a Studio potter in residence at Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos,TX.