27 November 2022
Novelty sweets jars are great as gifts for friends and family. Excellent opportunity to get a bit comic and create a funny figure on top of your jar, fill it with some tasty sweets and give to friends & family.
You will need a jar with a metal lid. The lid is what we will be working with. Aluminium Foil is what we scrunch up as the centre of the piece that is going to stand on the lid. For example a friend that is into hiking and walks with the dog. Therefore there will be a small figurine with a dog on top of the lid.
The aluminium is the core to prevent that the Sculpey clay is to thick. The Sculpey needs baking at a low temperature for ca 15 minutes attached to the lids. Then the final sculpture can be painted with acrylic paint.
You get take home your creations on the day!
The studio is well equipped with materials, tools and equipment and you should not need to bring any tools or materials with you. We do recommend bringing and using a small notebook to keep a record of your work and ideas. You are welcome to bring your own tools but you will not be able to keep them at Hive.
The ceramics studio has a small reference library which you can consult for inspiration and information about ceramics and ceramic decoration. We encourage students to look at a variety of sources for inspiration and information including magazines and periodicals, as well as online sources such as Pinterest and YouTube.
You will be expected to follow Health and Safety guidance whenever you use Hive’s ceramics studio.