Clay as a Canvas: Wall Pieces in Clay
16 & 17 October 2021 (11am – 4pm)
You can attend for 1 or 2 days – €100 1 Day or €195 2 Days.
Course fees include materials (clay & decorating slips), use of studio equipment & pottery tools, ceramic glazes & firing of work.
Suitable for all levels – beginners, improvers & advanced – small class size.
→ Course Details – we will create wall based ceramic pieces or tiles with a particular emphasis on surface decoration, texture and relief creating pieces with a strong design element.
We will use a variety of surface decorating techniques to enhance the work.
Students will be encouraged to use decorating slips / combustible mixed media / glass and to experiment with glazes.
♥ As always, at Ceramic Forms we will look at glaze application and the layering of coloured decorating slips and glazes for special efffects. We have a beautiful range of slips and glazes available to students.
Number of participants: 7 max.
What is Combustible Mixed Media?
A keen area of interest in the studio is decorating and design using combustible mixed media with ceramics.
Essentially, this is adding combustible and non-combustible materials to the clay as a way to enhance surface decoration. After firing in the kiln the magic happens as the mixed media item burns away or is altered leaving amazing patterns and textures in the slip or clay that is left behind.
Combustible materials we might add are things like paper, wood, textiles, wool, grains, seeds, poly balls & plant materials like moss. Non-combustibles would be materials like grogs, perlite and recycled glass. All theses materials make amazing patterns and textures in clay.
Students of all levels can explore combustible mixed media.