Clay Monoprinting Workshop
Date to be announced
Painter? Potter? Printmaker?
Mitch Lyons is not an artist who fits neatly into the established art categories. A potter turned printmaker, he has not abandoned clay, but has expanded the possibilities into another medium – that of printmaking.
“Viewing Mitch Lyons’ prints could be compared to viewing the interior walls of an old house being demolished, when layers of paint and wallpaper reveal the stratum of lives lived, lives changed, and the elements of time and history.”
Fibre Arts Australia
About Mitch Lyons
Mitch Lyons earned his Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Graphics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, American University, Delaware Art Museum, and the University of Delaware.
Lyons has had exhibitions of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Noyes Museum, New Jersey; Kalmar Lans Museum, Kalmar, Sweden; and the Vonderau Museum, Fulda, Germany. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Visual Arts Grant. He has taught at West Chester University, Moore College of Art, Rowan University, Alfred University, and the University of Delaware. In the past 10 years he has led over 100 workshops.
About Clay Mono prints
Since 1968 Lyons has been pioneering his image making from a slab of clay. First a slab of stoneware clay is rolled out about 1/4″ thick. After allowing the slab to dry to a “leather hard” consistency, colored slips are made using China clay and permanent pigments. These colored slips are brushed on, dried and rolled into the clay slab, one color over another, building the design with images, colors and textures on the “matrix”.
Once the slab is rolled flat, a moistened piece of paper/canvass is placed over the slab. Pressure is applied using a rolling pin to transfer the clay slips onto the substrate. Because China clay is inert and the pigments used are permanent and stable, the clays remain intact and will give pleasure for many years.
Come learn this unique clay printmaking process in the beautiful Touchstone Inn located in Taos, New Mexico. Students will apply colored slips, pigments, textures, images, and marks to a leather-hard clay slab, and learn to pull prints. This is a process in which everyone succeeds and will experience the power of the clay printmaking process. Open to all levels.
5 Days of Workshop
June 17 through June 21
Workshop Fee: $ 500.00
Materials Fee: $ 50.00
Contact Mitch Lyons @ 302-545-4839 to sign up for the class.
Contact Touchstone Inn directly to reserve a room
4 Nights Lodging
Arrive , Depart
– Room Share: $340 + tax of $47.60
– Single Room: $480 + tax of $67.20
Add nights for $120 for singles or $85 for doubles. Add maid service for $20 per day.
Refrigerator and Microwave Oven Available
Inn Kitchen is off Limits
Not Included: Maid Service, Model Fees, Restaurant Meals & Drinks
Some materials Available, Any Fees and Field Trips are assessed by Mitch as they happen and are Charged Separately by Mitch Lyons.
Space is Limited
Must Call or email to Reserve Space ASAP:
575-779-8217 or 575-779-1174
Must Call or email for Price Adjustment for Non-Participants
Room Placement is done by the Inn
50% non-refundable deposit is Due upon Booking
Methods of Payment: M/C, VISA
Check – Must be received within 7 days of Booking and made to simply: TOUCHSTONE
Mail to: P O Box 1885, Taos, NM 87571
Payment Amount May be Transferred in case of Medical Emergency, But is Non-Refundable; Trip Insurance is Advised.