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Advanced Decoration Short Course
April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm$575.00
Advanced Decoration Short Course – 5 Weeks
Starting Tuesday 19th April, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
The Advanced Decoration Short Course will show you how to do a variety of more advanced decoration ideas, some traditional decoration techniques, and how to layer techniques for effect.
You should already have some making and glazing experience!
You will need a variety of already made Greenware and Bisque work as this course does not focus on HOW to make your work. the forms required are all simple and merely a vessel to try the decoration techniques. Look below for the work you will need to have prepared:
- Shellac/wax/resist to create texture
- Carving and piercing
- Make your own textures
- Design with texture
- Using underglazes, oxides and glazes with texture
You will need – three or four small leather hard items, plus one or two small items that have some kind of texture that have been bisque fired
- Creating texture with slip
- Using colour
- Paper transfers with engobes
You will need – a few small leather hard items – one or two will be made in class!
- ADVANCED LAYERING
- Using multiple techniques
- Planning layers
- Design aspects of layering
- Work flow for layering
- Using Washi transfers
You will need – several leather hard pieces, we will make a few items in class
- UNDERGLAZES, OXIDES, GLAZES
- Advanced underglazes, using as over glazes
- Using oxides – commercial or raw material
- Advanced glazing
You will need several fairly plain bisque fired pieces – bowls and cylinders
- LUSTRES & DECALS
- Using commercial decals
- Using lustres and metals
- Firing cycles for lustres and decals
- How to use them uniquely
You will need – a bottle of metal and or lustre from Picasso’s, glaze fired work in plain colours or some of your work that has come through already – a small amount of decals will be provided.
Apart from purchasing lustres, metals, washi and decals from Picasso’s another great source is Sanbao – https://www.chinaclayart.com/ – shop as soon as you book in!
Your course includes all firing and most materials (not gold or lustre) – washi, some decals, glazes, slips, etc., all included. If you would like to bring your own special Washi paper and decals – feel free! You will make some pieces in class from studio clay, however you will need to also prepare work before class – check with staff and use studio clay if you do not have work already prepared. Please take note of the work you will need in advance – print out a copy of this page!