Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010
Pendleton West Rm 111
In this workshop, you will work with glazed ceramic pieces, called “tesserae”, to design and assemble your own mosaic. You can choose to design your own original mosaic design, or you can look to masterfully constructed ancient Greek and Roman mosaics for inspiration. The handmade, colorful glazed tiles we will be using this workshop provides a simple way to explore shape and pattern. At this workshop you’ll be able to create your own wall panel or tabletop mosaic to take home.
Born and raised in Illinois, Kate Oggel now lives and works in New England. After completing her liberal arts BA at the College of Wooster she traveled abroad in Central and South America, spending some time studying ceramics while there. Kate went on to earn her MFA in Ceramics/Artisanry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and has been teaching ceramics since then. She currently teaches at Manchester Community College in Connecticut. Together with her husband, also a ceramist, she maintains a studio in Pascoag, Rhode Island.