Facilitator(s): Etaoin O'Reilly
Creative Spark are delighted to offer a new series of Online Taster Classes for suitable for Adults and Teens. Learn a new skill with our expert tutors. A relaxing and fun way to get creative. Artists will also run a short follow up zoom with participants with tips tricks and advice. Classes will be available to watch for one week at your own convenience.
This class will be about all the different steps of ceramics for beginners. I will be going through how to attach clay together. How to make up slip for attaching clay together. How to prep the clay so it is ready to work with. Slab work, rolling out slabs and showing when they are at the right stage to work with. Coiling, how to do a pinch pot and how you can build onto a piece through the coiling technique, also using different household items, to create different textures on the surface of your pieces. Rolling out coils and then plating them together and then attaching them to build up different textures. I will also be showing different fabrics that can be used to roll onto slabs, which will give lovely texture to the outside of your piece.
Materials list for piggy pots workshop:
● Scarva Earthstone ES10 White Earthenware Clay, available on www.scarva.com
● A fork
● Empty container, with a bit of water
● Paint brush
● Butter knife
● A circular glass, or cookie cutter, anything to make a circle impression on the clay.
Alternative materials you can use if you don't have clay:
● Fimo Professional, available on any art supply website, or available in Don Keatings
● Air-drying clay, available in Mister Price.
● Another alternative is Air drying modeling dough, the recipe is
- 2 cups of baking soda
- 1 cup of cornstarch
- 1 ¼ cup of water
Put all the ingredients into a saucepan, put the saucepan on a medium heat
and just keep stirring until the mixture thickens and comes together. Then you
take off the heat, roll in a ball when the mixture is safe to touch. Then wrap the
mixture in a damp tea towel for 15mins and you are good to go. I have
attached a link to the website below.
Links to tutorials will be emailed out to participants shortly before the event.