Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons

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Winter Weekend Workshop: Terra Sigillata - A Mystery No More


Day 1:

  • History of Terra sigillata
  • Function
  • Demo 2 Methods of making it
  • Test for Specific gravity
  • Adding color to sig
  • Application of sig
  • Learn methods of burnishing sig
  • Bisque fire

Students should bring small greenware pieces hand built or thrown, the size of a small cup or bowl. Must be bone dry. Moppy brushes, thin plastic either from grocery bags or dry cleaner's plastic.

 

Day 2: 

  • Glaze interior of bisque. Let glaze dry
  • Make oxide washes
  • Apply oxide washes to sig surfaces, remove excess. Piece can now be glaze fired.
  • Demo: slip trailing, carving, stamping
  • Setting up a grid for decorating surfaces.

For this demo students should bring leather-hard pieces - they can be of any size or shape, thrown or hand built.  Bring in trailing tools, stamps, carving tools, and textures.

 

2 day workshops are $100 for members and $150 for non members.

December 16
Gas Kiln Firing
January 9
Session 1 begins