Underglaze Painting and Carving on Clay
Saturday, Mar. 9
- 4 p.m.
This three-hour workshop will teach you how to mix underglazes to make a unique color pallet. We will explore painting underglazes on a porcelain surface to create landscape, floral and other designs. We will also learn how to highlight your painting by using a scrafitto carving technique. Ceramic students are encouraged to bring two or three pieces of their own porcelain greenware to paint on. Porcelain clay can be purchased through the museum 3 weeks ahead of the workshop. Your pieces should be bone dry and ready to bisque fire and can be hand built or thrown. Small plates, cups, mugs or bowls are acceptable Students who don’t have greenware can purchase tiles to paint for an extra fee of $5.00.
Items to bring:
2 to 3 pieces of porcelain greenware (not fired), bone dry and ready to bisque fire Small and medium paint brushes if you have them Ceramic carving tools for thin lines if you have them Bowl for water (medium size) Small sponge Apron or smock for mess Old hand towel or cotton rag Two pieces of your painted greenware will be bisque fired and then glazed and fired again, taking approximately 1 to 2 weeks to complete. Pick up dates for your finished pieces will be announced.
Hope you’ll join me!