Ceramics is a big topic, practice of art and science.
But really, all you need to do is:
You must >
> know your clay temperature.
> make your things
>be careful to dry things evenly until clay is pale (4 days approximately)
> If the clay is thicker than your thump, allow more than a week to dry.
Optional > Apply coloured slips onto clay
> Bisque fire your works (strengthens pieces, tried and true)
> wait for the works to cool,
> Glaze your works (for best results: with glazes that match clay type)
> wipe away glaze from base + 5mm up of work (imagine putting icing on the base of a cake, then putting it in the oven again... nope. )
> Glaze fire your works.
> collect when cool.
Do you have any more questions?
Please contact us and it might make it onto our FAQs page (with many thanks to you!)
we are kil.n.it
kil.n.it is a not for profit creative space, providing studios, workshop space and classes to those with an explorative, avant-garde attitude to ceramics.
Made possible by the City of Sydney Accommodation Grants program ~ we thank you!
the studio @ The Nurses Quarters (behind the library)
184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037
the classroom @ Glebe Town Hall
160 St John's Road, Glebe 2037
Inquiries: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergencies phone: +61 459 500 164
office contact hours: 10am - 4pm weekdays
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