Explore handbuilding techniques which can be developed further to create pieces suitable for Obvara firings (see separate workshop for more details on Obvara Firing). Covering a range of different approaches to making which incorporate texture into the making process as well as being applied to the surface after the piece is built.
What You'll Learn...
We will learn a range of handbuilding techniques, including Kurinuki (a Japanese term relating to a particular hand-forming process), to create pots which have a textured surface. Textured surfaces are especially interesting as they are enhanced by the effects of the Obvara firing.
We will be using carved stamps to create pattern in the surface of the clay before we explore different ways of stretching the clay to form the piece.
We will explore making personal stamps for pattern and texture making.
We will experiment with using found materials for pattern and texture making, using objects from the natural world alongside vintage textiles.
We will try our hand at surface treatments such as water etching, carving & fluting.
We will make a series of pieces, which will be suitable for the Obvara firing in June.
And of course plenty of tea and cake and a delicious organic vegetarian lunch both days
All materials provided