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Wheel Throwing Demonstration using Marbled Colored Porcelain







Susan O’Hanlon Studio, 36 Cambridge Court, Downingtown, PA 19335

Wheel Throwing Demonstration using Marbled Colored Porcelain


Susan O’Hanlon

I am a colored porcelain ceramic artist, and I create tessellations and detailed patterns inspired by nature that I incorporate into my traditional pottery and ceramic jewelry. In my current work, I employ the Nerikomi and Neriagi traditions to design images in vertical blocks of colored porcelain. These images appear to be painted in meticulous detail, and are a source of delight and inspiration for the viewer. Every phase of this work - from color selection to image design, modeling, and application in my work - challenges a different skill set developed over years of creative endeavors. The techniques I use fully engage my artistic nature, challenge my technical skills with clay, and help me stretch the boundaries of what is possible in using clay as an artistic medium.

About the Demonstration

There’s magic afoot when marbled colored porcelain is thrown on the potter’s wheel! Serendipity rules, and every piece is completely unique. Learn how Susan selects colors based on her observations in nature, assembles the clay for throwing, and influences the way in which the color moves on the vessel through the throwing process. Susan will also discuss surface treatments at the leather hard stage, and share ways in which she combines this Neriagi work with her Nerikomi pattern blocks to make functional pots that will make your everyday moments distinctively beautiful!

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