Firebird Studios technical, technique, making, decorating, glazing, firing, and everything else you ever wanted to know how to do with clay!
SLUMP MOULD Slump moulds hold the clay inside the mould. You can use plater moulds, or any kind of found open forms (there are no internal areas larger than the opening) such as plates and bowls from your kitchen, plastic, ceramic or metal is OK. Roll your clay -...
There is a rhythm and flow to clay. It can’t be done all at once! Even the making process! It can take weeks to get everything done!
Clay is a special kind of dirt! It has been formed over millennia of grinding up and weathering of regular dirt. Sand has interesting particles that are jagged and not uniform and not organised. Clay has particles that line up and can be organised. Part of the process...
Firebird Studios has moved into the new space at unit 4 / 6 Ramly Drive! Over the last week we painted the walls (they were red and grey) moved the martial arts upstairs, built a glazing room, had wash down areas and clay traps plumbed in, set up a nice lounge area with tea and coffee, and set up the little kitchen. There is open space we will be utilising for larger workshops and events as well.
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