Shih, Pei-Yu – How to make a unique monster with unexpected stories.

In this workshop, I would like to share with you how to make an unique monster, and imagine its story in a fun way. Then I will make it with simple molding methods, such as clay coiling or hand building to complete your own monster with clay. At the end of the video, I will share the decorating skills that I am good at.

In this workshop, we will be doing the following:
Step1. We will make a lottery box, and write some hints on the paper, they will make an unexpected story for your own monster.
Step2. After compiling the story, we start modeling, I am used to modeling with clay coiling.
Step3. Decorate your monster with the underglaze.
Step4. Glaze firing.

You can create your own creations with fun games and have interesting stories you couldn’t have predicted
Also, you probably know some tips on how to decorate your creations with the engobe you make.
The most important thing is that you can do pottery in a happy mood!

Clay, paper, pen/pencil, wooden modeling tools, knife, brushes, engobe, sponge.

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

When you buy this workshop, you get:

  • Watch my Online Workshop
    • The workshop is around 1 hour 20 minutes long.
  • Bonus Q&A
    • Watch my bonus Q&A where I answered questions about my process face-to-face
  • Lifetime Access to the Replays
    • The workshop and the Q&A are 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
About Pei-Yu Shih

A topic I’ve been paying more attention to recently is how to express my emotions through my works and the monsters I create. And I’m good at wrapping my ideas in storytelling. In my culture, especially in my parents’ generation, many emotions cannot be directly expressed, and of course, I am also used to hiding my emotions due to the family factors.

Until I started working on the “frame” series, I wanted to convey that I seemed to be confined to such a situation by myself and could not escape. I frame the monster to a shape, then I make what I feel confined in reality and try to convey the message to the audience.

Then I started looking at the role of each person in the society, mostly you have a lot of roles at the same time. For example, I am a woman, but I am also an employee of a company and an independent creator. But the question is: have you ever tried to find your original self in these roles? Or you just play the roles that others expect.

My work is mainly childlike with bright colors and interesting shapes, and then using storytelling to make it easy for the audience to understand the concept I want to convey. I graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts, MFA.
Residence at Yingge Museum in New Taipei City in 2021, and residence at ClayArch Gimhae Museum in Korea in 2020.

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