February Workshop | 2 hours + Glazing

Snowbird

Join us for this 2-visit* clay workshop!

Bring some cozy into your life and make an adorable Snowbird, in this 2 part stoneware clay workshop! *Glazing is not included in the building price for all 2 part workshops.

February | Snowbird | 2 Hr Instructor Guided Workshop

$35.00
 
$35.00
 

Workshop Details

February is all about being cozy and warm, just like these adorable Snowbirds! Snuggle up at the studio and create a cozy little cutie sculpture to embody the idea of being warm and happy this winter.

Learn the art of stoneware clay sculpture in this no-experience needed workshop. You’ll be guided through step-by-step how to sculpt a cozy snowbird. Then, return once your clay is dried and fired to add the glaze—you choose the colours!

Timeline

1. Build & Sculpt: 2 hours of instruction, stay up to 30 min after to finesse. Create using our high fire clay and we will dry and fire the clay in the kiln.

2. Glaze: Return to the studio to add the beautiful glazes. Book at least one week after your build date. We recommend booking 1-1.5 hours, depending on the amount of detail :)

3. Pick Up: We will fire it again in the kiln. In approximately 10 days after glazing, it’ll be ready for pick up.

Size

5.5" H × 3" W

Techniques & Materials

Techniques: slab building, scratch and slip, glazing

Materials: white or white speckled stoneware clay, underglaze, high fire clear glaze

Stoneware Clay 101

The most important thing to remember when working with clay is to relax and enjoy the process of making hand made art! Clay is like magical mud for creating fantastic pottery and cool ceramics. First, you shape it into whatever you want. Then it has to air dry and go into a super-hot oven called a kiln, where it gets fired at really high temperatures (around 1,200°C!). After it’s been fired once it’s ready for the colourful and clear glazes! Finally. it gets fired again to cure the glazes to the clay. 

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