Surface Design with Marney McDiarmid

Sundays 14 and 21 March 2021
1–3 pm (ET)

A variety of surface styles and hands-on pattern creation using simple  tools

Fee: $50
Some materials are provided and are available for pick up at a downtown location prior to the program. Unfortunately, materials cannot be shipped.

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Participants work with well-known Kingston ceramic artist and surface design specialist Marney McDiarmid to learn basic surface design concepts and design their own plate!

In the first session, participants draw from the Agnes collection and explore a variety of surface styles to start planning their own designs. The second session features a demo on how to transfer designs onto a ceramic plate. Participants finish the program with a plate that features their unique designs. For all levels of experience.

To participate in this program, you will need access to a stable internet connection, a free Zoom account, a computer, laptop or tablet with a camera and microphone and a dedicated space to make art. A link to this session will be sent prior to the program.


Marney McDiarmid loves to teach and has facilitated workshops across the country. You can find her work online at Make and Do, and in person at galleries in Toronto, Ottawa, Almonte and Kingston.  Marney’s work has appeared in the Lark book 500 Prints on Clay and in the National Post. In 2017 she was awarded “Best in Show” at the FUSION Clay and Glass exhibit in Toronto, ON. She is a recent recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant and traveled to Hawaii in the winter of 2020 to research a new body of work.


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