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Underglaze and sgraffito

a decoration class for the non-drawer

  • Ended
  • 85 Canadian dollars
  • Chapel Street

Service Description

Skills workshop: Underglaze and Sgraffito - no drawing skills necessary This class provides an introduction to underglaze and sgraffito through a follow-along project. A 5”x5” tile will be provided to work on in class, but if you have a leather hard object you would like to decorate with this design, please bring it to class, and we will help you adapt the design to fit. The project is not well suited to bone-dry greenware. We will discuss the characteristics and benefits of underglaze, how to use templates and other design resources and how to adapt them to your form. We will then show you a few different ways to transfer your design to the tile and get started. The main body of the class is a step-by-step demonstration which the class will follow along with. We will brush on the underglaze and carve into it using wax-resist in our process. There will be lots of time to practice and finish the tile during class. Instruction for firing and glazing outside of class will be given. You will finish this class with a comprehensive reference tile to continue this method on your own. Tools will be provided, but if you have any of your own that you would like to try out, please bring them. If you want your tile to be glazed for you, that can be arranged for a small extra fee.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellation of one-day classes please contact the studio, do not use the online system. Refunds are available if you cancel 14 days before Make-it-nights, and 3 hrs before drop-in starts. Please note late cancellations or no-shows for drop-ins will be charged unless the spot is filled.

Contact Details

  • 115 Chapel Street, Nanaimo, BC, Canada


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