Paul Maseyk uses slip decoration in his pottery work in both tableware and highly decorated ceramic art.
Paul is renowned for throwing and joining sectional pots and will demonstrate his 1, 2, 3 pot, which participants can then try for themselves. He will also demonstrate aspects of slip decoration, including trailing and dipping, and will have trailers and pots available for participants to try.
The workshop will begin with a throwing demonstration, then participants will put aspects of these techniques into practice. Attendees must be comfortable throwing 1kg of clay.
Bowls and cups thrown by Paul will be available to attendees to decorate. If possible, participants should bring a basic pottery tool kit (sponge, cutting wire, wooden knife, wooden shark fin rib, steel rib, needle tool and trimming tools).
Bisque firing of finished pieces can be arranged for an additional cost. Details will be available at the workshop.
Paul Maseyk (b.1974) lives and works in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Working full-time as an artist since 1998, he makes highly decorated, complex ceramic work and paintings that are held in many public art galleries around New Zealand and internationally.