- 12+ Video lessons in HD
- Exclusive bonus content
- 30-day access to instructor
- Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
- Over 10 hours of in-depth instructions
- Lifetime access, anywhere, anytime
- Captions available in English, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Spanish, French and Swedish
What you will learn in this clay course:
- Materials and more!
- Greenware: molds, slip, textures, hand-building, etc.
- Mini wheel
- Slab building and more
- Slip trailing
- Cleaning greenware
- Ssgraffito and more
- Bisque firing
- Glaze firing techniques
- Naked raku and more
- Glazing firing techniques part 2
- Lusters and more
- Misc finishing techniques
- Pet cremains
- Wrap up and more
- Precious Metal Clay in a microwave kiln
- Glass in clay and throwing
About this sculpting course online:
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.
Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Fired Clay Using a Microwave Kiln
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced
lay artists, potters, anyone who loves clay or want to start a new hobby or career.
Learn how to finish fired clay pieces in a microwave kiln
About the instructor
I have been working with clay since 1979 and have taught courses in high school and in my studio. I have a home studio in NE TX where I live on a ranch with my husband and our rescue dogs, horses, and cats. My pottery and ceramic pieces have won awards in juried shows in the US and internationally. I am also a photographer and utilize my photos in my art.