Irma Starr: Slip Into Art

Kansas City slipware artist  Irma Starr, one of the greatest living practitioners of 17th century English slipware pottery, demonstrates her unique decorative design techniques.
Friday, October 16, 2009
9:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Friday Night Family Fun presents Kansas City artist Irma Starr.

Starr will give an informative presentation about 17th century English slipware pottery and then demonstrate the slipware technique called feathering. Afterwards, children will be given clay and feathers to fashion their own design.

Slip is clay thinned with water that's applied to unfired clay by dipping, brushing, or piping as a form of decoration, and Starr has been recognized as an expert in these techniques. Starr creates ornaments, commemorative plates, and figurines in the English slipware style, using sliptrailing, feathering, marbling, and combing, from her home studio near Loose Park in Kansas City.