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...]

Plates decorated with acrylic paint

I piatti in “biscotto” bianchi (non smaltati) si possono decorare a tempera e si imita l’effetto “ceramica”  con una vernice acrilica applicata sul lavoro finito... I ragazzi hanno utilizzato questo metodo  in mancanza di un forno per la ceramica. I piatti sono da appendere al muro e l’effetto è assicurato! … [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...]

Soap dishes decorated with doilies

These are slabs of white clay, we added texture with doilies, pressing them on the clay slab, then we put the slab in a small dish to give it the curved shape (it’s possible also to dry it with a hairdryer). When it is dry you have to fire them in the kiln and then you can paint the doilies impression with colour for ceramic (these are coloured clay called Engobe, we paint the ceramic after the … [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...]

“Prism” vessels

With the slabs clay technique we made prism vessels with different texture and decorations. We painted the bisque with "engobe" (Slip colored clay) and covered it with transparent glaze. Some ceramic surfaces look like abstract paintings, rich in nuances, transparency and depth. Con la tecnica a lastre abbiamo realizzato dei vasi molto fantasiosi a forma di prisma. Dopo la decorazione a engobbio … [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...]

Prism vases with slabs clay

Here are our first vases! These are made with the clay slabs technique  and are in the process of drying. On the blog you can follow the stages of firing and decoration. … [Read more...]