Lowfire Surface Decoration Jan 23rd - Feb 27 6pm -9pm Cost 150.00 includes all supplies. Students will bring their own forms and we will decorate them in class.
Around the world, most cultures have fired to earthenware temperature. Robust, unique ceramic traditions come out of this history, from the highly burnished pottery of the Mimbres to elegant Iznik tableware. Today many ceramic artists still choose earthenware for its warmth and colorful appeal. In this class students learn lowfire decorative techniques and fresh, contemporary takes on the oldest ceramic material. We will cover the pre-firing techniques of burnished terra sigillata, slip work (including slip trailing, marbleizing, underglaze painting, sgraffitto and mishima), silk screen printing and photo transfer; the glazing techniques of maiolica, cuerda seca, and oxide washes; and the post firing technique of decals. Students will bring their own forms and we will decorate them in class. For all levels of hand building and wheel throwing students.