Mix & Match: Surface Techniques with Brenda Quinn

In this follow up to Mix & Match: Forming Techniques, Brenda Quinn demonstrates how she creates her beautifully patterned surfaces. The key to a great surface is knowing how to combine various techniques using the right materials in the right order. In this informative presentation, Brenda shares how she does this step by step, and layer by layer.

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Brenda Quinn

About the Artist

Brenda Quinn’s interest in ceramics started during her sophomore year of college, however her fondness for functional and domestic objects goes back to her childhood. She attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where she earned a BFA in ceramics. Brenda then went on to earn her MFA in ceramics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She currently lives, works, and teaches in New York. She maintains a studio in her home, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, three cats, and two guinea pigs. To learn more about Brenda Quinn and see more images of her work, please visit


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