August Workshop | 2 hours + Glazing

Welcome

Join us for this 2-visit* clay workshop!

August is a time for celebration, and this handmade welcome sign will be perfect for your next gathering! *Glazing is not included in the building price for all 2-part workshops.

August | Welcome | 2 Hr Instructor Guided Workshop

$35.00
 
$35.00
 

Workshop Details

Follow step by step instructions to make this charming stoneware clay welcome sign, adorned with summer flowers and lovely handmade details. In this no-experience needed workshop, enjoy the process as you transform a lump of clay into a beautiful piece of art.

You’ll be guided through how to build a beautiful sign with custom details in your first visit. Then, return to add the glaze colours of your choice, to complement any space you place it in.

Timeline

1. Build & Sculpt: 2 hours of instruction, stay up to 30 min after to finesse. Create using our high fire clay and we will dry and fire the clay in the kiln.

2. Glaze: Return to the studio to add the beautiful glazes. Book at least one week after your build date. We recommend booking 1.5-2 hours, depending on the amount of detail :)

3. Pick Up: We will fire it again in the kiln. In approximately 10 days after glazing, it’ll be ready for pick up.

Size

6" H × 8.5" W

Techniques & Materials

Techniques: handbuilding

Materials: stoneware clay, underglaze, clear high fire glaze

Stoneware Clay 101

The most important thing to remember when working with clay is to relax and enjoy the process of making hand made art! Clay is like magical mud for creating fantastic pottery and cool ceramics. First, you shape it into whatever you want. Then it has to air dry and go into a super-hot oven called a kiln, where it gets fired at really high temperatures (around 1,200°C!). After it’s been fired once it’s ready for the colourful and clear glazes! Finally. it gets fired again to cure the glazes to the clay. 

"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."

—Walter C. Hagen