WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

 

GLAZE CHEMISTRY

Saturday, JULY 20 + 27

$240

A two-weekend exploration of glaze formulations and mason stains. The workshop will teach students to make clear and white base glazes and how to do line tests with colorants. Students will learn to mix basic glazes, as well as the proper mixing, measuring, and sieving techniques for each material.

The studio will provide base recipes, colorants, glaze materials, and test tiles. Students will leave the workshop with a 1-gallon batch of their own glaze recipe. 10:30-3:00pm, two Saturdays

 
 

ORIGAMI & TEMPLATES

SUnday, JULY 28

$75

Use templates to make origami-like forms.  You’ll learn to fold and fasten slabs of clay into functional cups and bowls.  Geometric studies allow infinite opportunity: angular cups, gently curving bowls, or multi-faceted planters.  No handbuilding experience is required. 3-hour workshop: 11am-2pm

 
 

CUSTOM TEXTURE ROLLERS & SLAB POTTERY

SUnday, AUGUST 4+11

$150

Making your own tools is key to a pottery practice.  Make your own texture rollers and signature stamps.  The first weekend teaches how to make pattern and carve textures and stamps to make repetitive textures.  In the second you will use your fired rollers to texture slabs and make slab-built pottery.  No handbuilding experience is required. 3-hour workshop: 11am-2pm

 
 

SGRAFFITO & UNDERGLAZE TECHNIQUES

SUnday, August 18

$75

Learn to carve through layers of slip & underglaze to reveal lowers layers of hidden color.  Sgraffito creates complex and beautiful surface patterns through simple carving methods.  You’ll learn to create images, patterns, or textures on otherwise simple pieces of leatherhard clay.  3-hour workshop: 11am-2pm

 
 
glaze making workshop

glaze making workshop

 
texture rollers

texture rollers

 

Email questions to ashley@hickoryclay.com

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