The Ceramic Studio workshop run by ceramicist Anna Thomson at the De la Warr Pavillion this season gave 24 participants the opportunity to learn about slip-decorating techniques including inlay, trailing, marbling, stencilling and sgraffito.

In response to the large ceramic wall murals by Renee So in the main gallery, participants cut and slip-decorated clay tiles to create a mini mural or a series of relating tiles for themselves. A colour palette was chosen to reflect the colours and tones from Rene So’s work. The stages clay goes through from initial forming through to finished glazed ceramics were explained and all the tiles made were fired and glazed at Anna’s studio.

The work produced really explored the techniques with fabulous results and all gained an insight into the skill and work involved for Renee So to produce her large ceramic murals.

A big thank you to volunteers and young creatives who helped with the delivery of this workshop.

Find out more about Renee So’s exhibition here.

Renee So, Ancient and Modern, 2019. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, with West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Image by Rob Harris.


Posted by Caspar Jayasekera on Monday 16 December 2019