Make a Faux Bois Plate
Instructor Glynnis Lessing will begin this workshop with a presentation about her work and demonstration of the techniques she uses to make a slab covered with slip and “stretch” the image to create a faux bois (fake wood grain) texture. Each student will then make his/her own slab and cut it into a plate shape. These will be bisque-fired and clear-glazed by Phipps ceramics staff, and ready to be picked up two weeks later.
Saturday Oct. 14
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
About the Instructor
Glynnis Lessing became interested in clay at age 9 when she learned to throw from a Japanese potter at Carleton College. This began a lifelong love of ceramics. She made pots in high school, working for a potter, and at the University of Minnesota to earn her B.F.A. Lessing moved to Chicago to work and raise a family, and began working and teaching at Lillstreet Art Center. In 2008, she started participating in shows and art fairs on a full-time basis. She eventually moved back to Minnesota in 2012 to teach at the Northern Clay Center. Lessing’s studio is in her grandfather’s old milking parlor on the ancestral farm where she now lives with her family, surrounded by their small flock of chickens, the trees her grandfather planted, and the fertile earth.