Tue Apr 16 6pm —
Workshop - Ceramics
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
||Learn how to use the slab roller and other tools in the ceramics department to prepare a series of low-relief sculptural tiles.
- Cost: Free
- Attendees require approval from the event host
- Ages 13+
Cancellations for this event must be made before April 16, 2019 — 6:00pm.
Registration for the event is closed.
About this Event
This is the first class of a three part beginners class on creating bas relief ceramic tile sculpture. In this first class, we will learn which types of clay work best for bas relief tile sculpture, and how to prepare the chosen clay for tiles by wedging. Next, you will learn how to use the clay slab roller to create thick slabs on which we will build and cut away to create our final images, in clay. Finally, we will learn the score-and-slip adhesion method (using using clay slip that we learn to make, ourselves) and how to creative volume using various tools in the ceramics department.
Preparation for the class is optional. An absolute beginner can create on the fly and a seasoned ceramicist can arrive to class with his or her sketchbook and design from that image--everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. This class is intended for adults but if you would like to sign up for a special Mommy/Daddy & Me Bas Relief class, check the calendar in the next week or so!
WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS, MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR ALL THREE:
4/16 Bas Relief Tile Sculpture 101: Creating a Set of Ceramic Tiles for Bas Relief Sculpture
4/23 Bas Relief Tile Sculpture 102: Building Relief and Dimension in Bas Relief Ceramic Tiles
4/30 Bas Relief Tile Sculpture 103: Glazing
In the next class of the series, we will develop our relief and prepare our tiles for firing to the bisque state.
In the final class of the series, we will glaze our tiles.
Special Considerations and Warnings
We will be working with clay, so while we do have aprons you should consider that your shoes and garments will occasionally still get dirty. Dress prepared.