About the Workshop
The workshop will encompass discussion and demonstrations of several decorative techniques that Mollie has developed and are currently employed in her ceramic practice including ceramic decals, water etching and using water soluble colourants.
Mollie will take the participants step by step through the process of making your own laser print decals, how they are transferred onto the clay surface and how they are fired.
About the Artist
Mollie Bosworth is best known for her porcelain work, usually wheel thrown and employing many surface techniques including decals and water-soluble metallic salts. Mollie also works with the historic photographic technique of cyanotype.
Mollie's work is inspired by the textures and patterns of nature as well as her passion for materials and processes. Her love of gardening in her tropical North Queensland environment is also a constant thread through her work.
Mostly self-taught, Mollie completed a Diploma of Art (ceramics) at the Australian National University in 2003. She has won several awards for her work including the Townsville National Ceramic Award, the Siliceous Award for ceramic excellence and an Honourable Mention in the 3rd International Ceramic Competition in Korea.
She has developed her technique of 'watercolors on porcelain' using water soluble colorants rather than pigments which are both beautiful and unpredictable. She applies dissolved metallic salts to the porous surface creating unique patterns on the exterior and interior surfaces creating a relationship between of colour and pattern.
Acids and resists are often used to create crisp or diffuse patterns which are defined by moisture and saturation and enhanced by translucency and the transmission of light on the polished surfaces reminiscent of sunlight filtering into the forest.
Some of her work is a depiction of the display of light and shade found on the forest floor - leaves, small plants and rainforest fruits which are layered to reflect the visual intensity of the rainforest and its eco-system.
Mollie developed a method to directly record/impress these details with clay as the medium and in the process discovered the cyanotype photographic technique, which was used in Victorian times for recording flora as direct photograms.
|Event Date||19-05-2019 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||19-05-2019 4:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||12-02-2019|
|Cut off date||02-05-2019|
|Individual Price||Members $85. Non-Members $120|
|Location||Brisbane Institute of Art|