Nada Spencer – How to make a Monoprint Portrait Platter with Patina Texture

Hi, my name’s Nada Spencer.

And in this workshop, we are going to talk about making a Monoprint Portrait Platter with Patina Texture.

So I’m going to guide you through how I create some of this work here.

  • I’ll give you a step-by-step guide to monoprinting.
  • How to prepare the clay slabs,
  • How to build up your layers and design your prints
  • How to transfer your monoprints to your clay
  • How to use underglazes in combination with monoprinting.

This is a workshop for both beginners and more advanced potters.

After this workshop, you could be making beautiful work like this:

You get:

 My Video Workshop
The live workshop has been recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time.

 Equipment List as a PDF download.
Here I have listed all the things you need to get started right away, and the links to buy them online, in one easy printable PDF document.

About Nada Spencer

Nada Spencer is a full-time ceramic artist living in Cape Town, South Africa.

She loves the freedom in ceramics to explore a variety of forming and decorating techniques. She views clay as a mouldable canvas, and draws inspiration from botanical textures and life drawing. She makes both functional and decorative ceramics, ranging from large platters and wall installations, to small earrings and pendants. She loves the tactile nature of clay, and how people respond when they pick up and hold a piece.

She received her Bachelors in Architectural Studies from the University of Cape Town, but chose to pursue a different career after falling in love with clay.

She is currently very involved in Ceramics Southern Africa as the Western Cape chairperson. She is passionate about supporting artists and promoting ceramics.


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  • Price: $39 USD

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Cass Fagan
Posted 4 months ago
Good instruction, beautiful portraits

I'm so anxious to practice this technique. Attached is my first attempt. I am not an artist so basing the image on my own photograph is ideal. The pdf could have been a bit more specific but -Nada answered by question via Instagram- she uses undereglaze Gun Metal Grey from Clay Bright.

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Barbara Sadler
Posted 8 months ago
Incredible course!

Because of this course, I was able to make this piece to gift to a grieving mama. This is my grandson Ethan. He passed from cancer at 15. Such inspiration.

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