Clay Surface Treatment and Decoration (Winter 2017-2018)

Instructor: Alfredo Ratinoff

Fridays, 2-5pm

Tuition: $285 (Members: $270) *Materials fee included*

December 1-January 27

No class Friday, December 29th

Surface treatments have been used for centuries by skilled artisans to embellish plates, vases, and other objects to add splendor and elegance to their surroundings. Inspired by historic examples, students will learn various methods of surface decoration while applying the concepts of color theory and traditional and non-traditional pattern and design. Alfredo offers a variety of classes, each inspired by a different era, religion, and technique, from the traditional styles of majolica decoration to sgrafitto work, bas relief, and decorative glazing techniques for low fire and stoneware decoration. Beginners are welcome. Supply lists will be sent to students upon enrollment.

Instructor: Alfredo Ratinoff


Alfredo Ratinoff is an Argentinean-American ceramic artist. He studied at the National School of Ceramics in Buenos Aires, and continued his art education in Madrid, Barcelona and different cities in Italy.
Alfredo is a faculty member at the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, and the art curator for the Embassy of Argentina in Washington DC.He is a member of the Cheltenham Clay Guild and he lives and work in Philadelphia, PA.

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