Studio Visiting Artist Program

This image shows the hands of Ceramic artist Kala Stein applying gold decals to her white and blue glazed ceramic plate
The Adult Studios Visiting Artist Program brings renowned international artists to our community. Visiting Artists work in the Art Center Studios and share their creative processes. Programs include:
  • Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Exhibitions

Ceramics Decal Workshop with Kala Stein

September 17 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and September 18 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$150, includes decal started kit, Register through Eventbrite

This workshop will dive deep into the overglaze and underglaze decals Kala used in her recent collection of work, Quench.

Kala will demonstrate her approach to using photographic and gold decals on readymade ceramics, tile and pottery. She will share how to design and outsource custom decals and lead experimental slab building exercises using underglaze decals directly applied to wet clay slabs. Kala will demonstrate best practices for liquid luster application. However, students will not be able to practice this technique during the workshop due to studio safety practices.

Kala Stein (b.1979) is an artist and designer working at the intersection of craft, design, and new technologies. Her work explores notions of beauty through efficient systems of making, intentional materials, and innovative approaches to fabrication including molding and casting techniques. Kala received her MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2009. Her studio is located in Sonoma and is open by appointment through her website.

Her work made in response to the 2017 wildfires is in the exhibition Fire Transforms at the Palo Alto Art Center, curated by Rina C. Faletti, September 17-December 10, 2022. 

This class is for all levels, even those with no clay experience.

Transfers for this workshop are generously provided by Elan Transfers.

A Visiting Artist Workshop with Melinda Cootsona

Accidents and Intentions: Creating Expressive Figurative Work

August 26, 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

This workshop is full.



Last updated on September 28, 2022