Fired Clay Sculpture and Cold Temperature Surfaces

Tip Toland holds a M.F.A. in ceramics from Montana State University. After an Artist-in-Residence in Baton Rouge, she practiced and taught in the greater Northwest for over thirty years. She has been awarded numerous grants, fellowships and artist-in-residence, and was nominated for the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award in 2016. She exhibits both in Seattle and New York, and her work is in museums, galleries and private collections all over the United States.
Saturday, Sunday
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Bring to class first day:

  • ¾” thick square of plywood ( one side smooth) 18” x 18”
  • small tipped wooded modeling tool and large knife tip wooden modeling tool
  • cutting wire
  • 2 metal serrated ribs, one large tooth and one small tooth
  • one yellow and one red plastic rib
  • one table fork
  • a sketch pad and pencil
  • a measuring tape
  • small ¼“ round acrylic paint brush
  • plastic bottle for misting plants
  • bamboo skewers
  • large 1.5” round loop tool , small 1” round loop tool, and one ½ “ teardrop loop tool
A unique opportunity to learn from a dynamic duo! Study surface treatment with nationally renowned sculptor Tip Toland and Pacific Northwest artist Meg Murch. Toland will focus on demonstrating how she creates her hallmark lifelike skin surfaces using house paint, acrylics, and chalk pastels as well as her unique use of silver, copper, and gold leafing and waxes. Meg Murch will provide demos on cold finish patinas to create dramatic and dynamic surfaces on bisque sculptures. Murch will also demonstrate how to use an aspirator to paint sculptural surfaces with acrylics.