Friday Night Family Fun Presents Irma Starr: Slip Into Art

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For Immediate Release:
October 7, 2009
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Friday Night Family Fun Presents Irma Starr: Slip Into Art

Friday Night Family Fun presents Kansas City artist Irma Starr at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. on Friday, October 16, at 7 p.m.

 

Starr will give an informative presentation about 17th century English slipware pottery and then demonstrate other slipware techniques. 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.

 

Admission to the event is free. Call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.