Exploring the Art of Fired Clay Using a Microwave Kiln


In this three day course you will learn how to finish fired clay pieces in a microwave kiln. These pieces can be used for jewelry, trinket dishes, wind chimes, etc. We will cover safety, equipment, materials, types of clay, types of glazes, underglazes, and overglazes, methods for using a microwave with a microwave kiln, and troubleshooting issues that may occur during firing.

We will cover techniques for using clay such as slip casting, sprig molds, silicon molds, drape and slump molds, pinch and coil pots, dots, rip and tear, agateware and washes. Raw clay techniques covered will include throwing on a mini-wheel, cleaning greenware, sgraffito on greenware, slip trailing, and bisque firing.

Glazing techniques will include crackle, multiple glazes on one piece, raku and horse-hair raku.

Decals and china painting with enamels will be covered as well as incorporating cremains into a memorial piece. Making essential oil pendants from bisque will also be covered.


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In-Depth Instructions

Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • Intro
  • Safety
  • Materials and more!

Class 02:

  • Greenware: molds, slip, textures, hand-building, etc.

Class 03:

  • Mini wheel
  • Agateware
  • Slab building and more

Class 04:

  • Slip trailing
  • Cleaning greenware
  • Ssgraffito and more

Class 05:

  • Drying
  • Bisque firing

Class 06:

  • Glazing

Class 07:

  • Glaze firing techniques
  • Naked raku and more

Class 08:

  • Glazing firing techniques part 2
  • Lusters and more

Class 09:

  • Misc finishing techniques
  • Pet cremains
  • Wrap up and more

Bonus Classes:

  • Precious Metal Clay in a microwave kiln
  • Glass in clay and throwing

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Fired Clay Using a Microwave Kiln

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
lay artists, potters, anyone who loves clay or want to start a new hobby or career.

Main objective:
Learn how to finish fired clay pieces in a microwave kiln


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