Exploring the Art of Fired Clay Using a Microwave Kiln! LIVE with Cheryl Farrens
Live & Free*: Jul 26-28, 2021!
from 11:00am-2pm EDT
(8-11am PT, 9-12pm MT,
10-1pm CT, 3-6pm GMT, 4-7pm BST)
*This live and free course is available for free only during the live broadcast, and it does not include bonus materials such as supplies list, additional tools and resources, access to the bonus classes, etc.
About the course
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.
Bonus course will cover using glass with clay and how to use PMC in a microwave kiln.
*This live and free course is available for free only during the live broadcast, and it does not include bonus materials such as supplies list, additional tools and resources, access to the bonus classes, etc. These perks are only available in the paid version of the course.