Cut it Out with Shalya Marsh

This is an on-demand virtual workshop


Stencils for The Ceramic Surface with Shalya Marsh

Do you want to create more dynamic and personalised surfaces on your pots? In this virtual workshop, you will learn how to create and use multiple types of stencils for embellishing the ceramic surface. We’ll cover everything from simple paper and vinyl stencils, to using craft foam and tar paper to create stencils that add texture to your work. 

In this virtual workshop, hand-builder, tile maker, and digital wizard Shalya Marsh will demonstrate her unique strategies for using craft cutters (such as the Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Maker) to cut stencils to help you create dynamic ceramic surfaces. 

This course includes both a live virtual workshop that will outline multiple ways to use stencils, as well as a comprehensive on-demand video lesson outlining the technical aspects of using a craft cutter. Plus there are a ton of great bonus handouts!

In The Live Workshop You’ll Learn: 

  • How to use stencils to achieve different textures on your work, including: embossed textures using craft foam, tyvek, and tar paper.
  • Using paper and vinyl resist stencils to create surface patterns with glaze and underglaze decoration. 
  • Water etching using simple tyvek and vinyl stencils.
  • A variety of different stencil materials and their application, including: craft foam, tyvek, tar paper, vinyl, paper, and cardboard 
  • And more!

In The Cutting 101 On-Demand Video Lesson You’ll Learn: 

  • Several ways to create images that can be used to cut stencils for ceramic surfaces.
  • How to turn your hand-drawn or digital images into digitally cut stencils. 
  • And more!

As a bonus, you’ll receive six different handouts from Shalya, outlining her techniques and approaches, including her favourite materials to cut and Cameo and Silhouette machine settings. 

All levels welcome!

Don’t have a craft cutter*, or just not a fan of technology? In the live portion of the workshop, Shalya will be demonstrating multiple ways to work with different stencil materials, all of which also work with hand-cut stencils! 

*Note: many local libraries have craft cutters you can use, so if you’re interested in this process, but aren’t quite ready to invest in your own machine, check in with your local library to see what equipment they have.

About Shalya 

Shalya Marsh received a BFA in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz and an MFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2016. She ran the Ceramics Technology & Production Facility and was the Myers Foundation Ceramic Research Associate at West Virginia University from 2017-2023 where she taught ceramics and digital technology.  In addition to a rich exhibition record, Marsh has augmented her studio practice through participation in workshops and residencies, including at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, a Kiln God Residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and the Lormina Salter Fellowship at Baltimore Clayworks. Shalya lives in Morgantown, WV with her husband Jeffrey Moser where she gardens, teaches in the community, and has a home studio.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?
This is a virtual workshop, simply purchase it here in the shop! After that, check your inbox for an email from my virtual platform, Naomi’s School, with a link to login to your new account and access the course. The zoom link to the live class will be in your student dashboard, along with any other course materials.

Note: if you have previously purchased workshops through my website, the new course will be added to your existing student dashboard. Simply login there to access the new course.

How do I access the recording and other course materials?
Once you register for the workshop, you’ll get all the info on how to access the course delivered right to your inbox within about 15 min. You will need to create a login password within Naomi’s e-learning platform, Thinkific. Please save that information in your browser, so that you can easily access the course materials whenever you like.

How long do I have access to this course?
Pottery Technique courses have an access time of 90 days and Professional Development courses are accessible for 1 year -both from the date of purchase. You can watch your course as much as you like during that time, and on any devices you own!

What kinds of tools do I need to take a pottery workshop?
You will be able to make everything I demonstrate using the basic pottery tools you already have on hand. So as long as you have some clay, and your standard pottery tools (wire cutter, knife, sponge, and a board to work on), you’ll be good to go. One thing you will need access to is a kiln to fire your finished work. If you want to know more about the tools I use most in my work, check out this video.

Due to the digital nature of this product we don’t offer refunds.

$75.00 USD