3 July 2021
Students will make ceramic objects suitable for Obvara, horsehair and saggar firings. These will be taken home to complete, then returned to Hive for bisque firing. At the outdoor firing, in a gas kiln, we will explore three techniques for introducing pattern and subtle colour onto the surface of the pieces. N.B. this course will not be using raku glazes to finish the work and will be restricted to pieces built on the course, not made at a different time.
This course will take place over two sessions, with a two week gap between the sessions to allow for firing.
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.