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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Katie Drijber

Katie Drijber

Katie Drijber

Katie Drijber

Katie Drijber

Katie Drijber


Instructor: Katie Drijber

August 20–23, 2020 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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In this workshop I will mostly be teaching and demonstrating china painting, though I will do some wet work demos with porcelain and pattern development. I will show students how to prepare the pieces for china painting, how to transfer images onto glazed ware, and how I think about placement of image and how image can relate to pattern. I will demonstrate and explain my particular method of nontoxic china painting (using glycerin, powdered milk, and sugar as mediums). I will talk about the particular images I use, and challenge students to think about images that they connect with and that relate to them in particular. I am hopeful that over the course of the four days we will be able to china paint fire (cone 018-cone 014 depending on students’ desires) twice, giving students a chance to work traditionally in multiple layers and multiple firings with the china paint.


KATRIONA DRIJBER is a ceramic artist who was born and raised in a small coalmining town in British Columbia, Canada. Drijber was only 16 when she graduated high school and left home to attend Kootenay School of the Arts. It was here that she took her first clay class and began a lifelong fascination with ceramics.

Several years after earning her diploma in studio ceramics at KSA, Drijber went back to school to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics at Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. The visiting instructor program at ACAD exposed Drijber to many national and international professional artists and opened her eyes to the world of research and travel that ceramics could open up.

After graduating from ACAD, Drijber attended residencies and conducted ceramic research at institutions such as the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Banff Center in Canada, and Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. A recent MFA graduate of Utah State University, she has worked and attended residencies at institutions such as Penland School of Craft, North Carolina; Arrowmont School of Craft, Tennessee; and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. She is currently a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.

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