Skill Drill: Sgraffito, Carving, and Inlay
Saturday 11/12, 1-4 pm with Jordan Jones. Jordan will show a detailed demonstration of her surface decorating techniques and then coach participants through trying them out on their own leather hard pieces. Jordan works with a primary focus on developing surfaces for soda firing, but the techniques are applicable for all types of firings.
- Participants should bring a minimum of 3 leather hard pieces to practice on - flat pieces like plates and shallow bowls are easier to start with, but more vertical pieces like cups or planters are welcome too. We will have a limited number of slabs available as well.
- These techniques will work with all types of clay, but clay bodies with less grog gives you a smoother carving and crisper line work.
- A limited number of carving tools will be available to use during the class, but if you have your own already please bring them to the class. Jordan recommends:
- Ball stylus is the primary tool
- Any carving tool will work
- fluffy paint brush for crumb removal is helpful
- All skill levels are welcome, although this is a class for people who are already working with clay. This is not a "try it out" class for people wanting to experience playing with clay for the 1st time.
Aside from clay, she enjoys plants and animals. She tends to a small garden and variety of houseplants, and enjoys the company of a flock of mischievous chickens, two sassy goats, two nosey geese, one very silly bully mix dog, and two very elderly cats.