One of the best aspects of clay is how versatile it is. You could probably spend a lifetime exploring it all the different ways to interact with it.
Printmaking has always interested me, but I was hesitant to commit to learning any processes, figuring I already had my hands full, and should focus on pottery, and all the other projects I find myself getting sucked into. So when I saw there was a weekend workshop at Pottery Northwest about printmaking and clay, I was completely intrigued. The workshop was taught by current resident, Akiko Jackson, and it was so informative. I feel like I walked away with so many possibilities to explore, and all on clay, which made me feel like I wasn't diverging too much from my intended path.
Akiko demonstrated aspects of mono-prints using a plaster canvas, screen printing, lithography, and linocuts. Above is a sample of my first lithograph on a vertical surface. All of these processes were intriquing, and it was exciting to walk away with a basic understanding on how to apply them. I can't wait to start experimenting especially with screen printing on clay.
If you are interested in a clay class in Seattle, Pottery Northwest is a community studio with classes for all skill levels.