Coil vase with a ‘not round’ base

Starting from any shape as base of the vase,  you can model a vase not round, by growing as a free shape in your hands. The coils follow the shape of the base and then they can widen and narrow as you like. Here's my vase made with this technique. I glazed the interior of the pot, and I colored the outer surface with manganese oxide. … [Read more...]

Pinch Pot Animals

The most simple technique to realize a little animal with clay is the Pinch Pot : use just your fingers, first the thumb and then all the fingers to create a fish, a bird, a dragon, a turtle, a lizard, an alien!! Only a recommendation: always remember to open a small hole in the bottom of your sculpture! … [Read more...]

Essences ceramic diffuser

Building with coils, the essences ceramic diffuser must be large enough for a candle. You can build the container for the candle and the cup for the essences separately and then you can join them. When the clay as hard as leather you can cut the opening for the candle and some openwork decoration behind. After the first firing you can decorate with engobe and glaze with transparent glaze. The … [Read more...]

Masks made of DAS

Terracotta or White DAS is an air hardening, non toxic, malleable modelling clay. Fine textured and easy to smooth, DAS can be used on a variety of supports. Decorate with acrylic, varnish or poster paint.  You can use instead of clay. Here students of 8th grade (seconda media) shaped masks and colored them with acrylic colours. Eventually you can put clear … [Read more...]

Bas-reliefs of animals

The bas-reliefs were made ​​starting from a slab of clay of 3 cm. After drawing the subject on the clay the students have dug the clay to create the background and added the clay on the parts in relief. After the first firing the pottery was decorated with the glaze and fired a second time.     … [Read more...]

Vases made with clay coils

Some vases handbuilded with clay coils and decorated after the first fire with Engobe colours (a kind of colored slip clay). The second fire was for fixing the colours and the transparent glaze. giaele and barbara vases   maria's vase … [Read more...]

Animal sculptures in ceramic

Work has been progressing in the ceramics workshop. Here are some ceramic animals, colored and glazed, straight from the oven! … [Read more...]

Sculpture of animals: first step

The pottery workshop continues with the construction of large and small animals. For now we are only at the first stage, the forms of raw clay, which are hollow inside, are drying waiting for the cooking, after which they will be decorated with colors engobe, and glazed for the second firing. Follow the processing steps on the blog! daniel … [Read more...]

Ceramic essences diffuser

Another product left our pottery workshops! Some of you have donated the  diffuser of essences as a Christmas present, someone else have perfumed his own home ... mirco alessio  prima della cottura armin maria … [Read more...]

Vases, jars, bowls and glasses …

With the students of ceramics course we decorated the first vessels handbuilded ​​with the pinch technique and coils technique. The colors used are Engobes coated with a transparent glaze. … [Read more...]