2 part workshop
Part 1:The calming sounds of chimes bring a healing and restorative effect to many people. Let's sculpt some incredibly beautiful & happy chimes.
Part 2: You will need to book and pay for your Sgraffito (more about this below) & glazing time separately here approximately 10 days after making.
According to Feng Shui practices, windchimes can be used to remove negative energy. Wind chimes bring prosperity and good luck into your home when they're placed in the correct area. That sounds good right??
During the workshop, we'll guide you through the Sgraffito technique, where you'll learn to etch intricate designs and patterns onto the clay's surface, revealing vibrant colors beneath and adding a touch of magic and texture to your creations.
Time (2 parts):
Ages: Adult: 15+ / Family 6+
Size: Big bell 3" H × 3" D / small bell 1.75" H × 1.75" D
Techniques: Hand-building, shaping, carving/ sgraffito, glazing
Materials: Brown stoneware clay, underglaze
2 part workshop
Create your chimes using our high fire clay. We will dry and fire the clay in the kiln.
One week after glazing.
Sgraffito is a special way of working with clay that people have used for a very long time. The word "Sgraffito" means "to scratch" in Italian.
Long ago, the ancient Greeks and Romans discovered this technique and used it to make their pottery and decorate walls. They would put different colors of clay or plaster on top of each other and then scratch the surface to show the colors underneath. It's a cool way to make artwork with clay that people still use today.