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Clay as Canvas

November 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Clay as Canvas – Advanced Decorating Workshop

November 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Using clay as your canvas create works of art with advanced surface decorating techniques.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of potter – beginner through to advanced – however, you need to come prepared with 3 pieces of leather hard work, and a couple of bisque fired pieces!

Learn more about texture, coloured clays, engobes, underglazes, glazing, carving, sgraffito and explore interesting ways to use these ideas!

Stage One (Wet):

  • Using coloured clay in your construction to set up a different canvas – make a simple form of your choice (body stained clay provided)

Stage Two (Leather Hard):

  • Explore engobes, sgraffito, butcher paper transfers, bold ways to mask, slip to create texture (trailing and finger paining)
  • Underglazes for design, colour and unusual adaptations – use masks and silk screens with screen print carrier in your underglaze
  • Washi used in unusual ways

Stage Three (Bisque Fired):

  • Underglaze and washi to change your perspective on a piece
  • Use of glazes – wax resist, masking, layering, and very basic glaze chemistry!

We will work for about an hour on each stage! There will be a LOT to cover, so don’t worry if you don’t get everything finished, you can complete it later.

You will need to bring:

  • Three pieces of leather hard pottery – cylinders and flatware for variation – preferably plain, no texture – not too large or you won’t make much headway in the class!
  • Two or three pieces of bisque fired pottery – cups and mugs, bowls, smaller items
  • Please ensure your work is mid-fire clay!!!!!
  • Lunch – we will have a one hour break for lunch. Stocklands shopping centre is nearby.

What is provided:

  • All decorating materials – slips, engobes, underglazes and glazes.
  • Clay for the wet formed work
  • Final firing (providing your work is finished and mid fire clay)

Booking essential!


November 17, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Firebird Studios
4/6 Ramly Drive
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia


Firebird Studios


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