Class 1. Handbuilding Stylized Birds - On-Demand

$112.50

Part 1

Class Date: As soon as payment is received, a class link will automatically be emailed to you. Please contact me at Shop@TerriKern.com if you need assistance.

Class Cost: $112.50 (This price reflects a 10% discount off the cost of the Zoom class of $125 because there is no “live” component.)

Content:

  1. 3 Digital downloadable documents
  2. 23 Instructional videos at approximately 3.8 Hours
  3. Class Recording videos at approximately 2.5 Hours
  4. Question and Answer Session at approximately 38 minutes

SKILL LEVEL: A basic understanding of ceramics is necessary.

I love everything about birds from their song to their beautiful silhouette. Join me for this creative and informative on-demand class. I demonstrate how to make my stylistic sculpted birds using a combination of the pinch, slab and coil methods. These pre-recorded videos will take you through my process as we explore the look and feel of birds while creating them in clay.

Participants will receive the class link which includes 23 instructional videos of multiple demonstrations from slab and pinch pot preparation, a brief presentation about birds and their movements, thoughts about design and other aspects of creating a sculptural ceramic bird.

Additional information

Description

Class Cost: $112.50 (This price reflects a 10% discount off the cost of the Zoom class of $125 because there is no “live” component.)

Class Date: As soon as payment is received, a class link will automatically be emailed to you. Please contact me at Shop@TerriKern.com if you need assistance.

Skill Level: Basic knowledge of ceramics is helpful.

What you’ll get in your digital class kit:

  • Technique sheet with instructions
  • Bird reference sheet
  • Wing template

Video and Pre-Recorded Demonstrations Include:

  • Making a texture free slab using a rolling pin and slab roller
  • Creating a closed form using equally sized pinch pots
  • Paddling the closed form to create different shapes
  • Creating a bird head using the pinch and pulling handle method
  • Creating slab wings and base using a template
  • Options for applying the head, wings and base to the closed form to create a variety of bird movements
  • Creating sculptural bird eyes
  • Creating soft sculptural lines with a wooden rib
  • Relief carving of leather hard birds

What participants need to have for class:

  • Clay and corresponding slip to join the clay together
  • Needle tool
  • Kemper tool K23 or B3 (You’ll use this if you want to make sculptural bird eyes.)
  • Scoring tool of your choice (for slipping and scoring)
  • Wooden Paddle
  • Ruler
  • Saran Wrap
  • Water
  • Ribs (A wooden rib is my favorite but plastic and metal work too.)
  • Pencil & Paper for notes or drawings for reference
  • Photos of birds for reference
  • Scissors or Xacto knife to cut out wing pattern
  • Spray bottle
  • Sponge
  • Texture tools or stamps (if you want texture on your pieces)
  • Favorite handbuilding tools
  • Manilla folder or cover stock to cut out your wing template
  • Fan (This is to help dry out your bird a little so we can try some relief carving during class. Or, you can choose to watch the relief carving demonstration and allow your bird to get to the leatherhard stage naturally and try the relief carving after class.)

What Participants Need To Consider Regarding Clay Choice

*Participants will use their preferred clay.

Think about how you want to finish your birds. This will help you choose the clay you want to use to create your pieces.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you plan to paint it with underglazes? (A no-grog red or white earthenware or porcelain clay may work best as you’ll want a smooth surface to paint on.)
  • Will you want to carve it once it reaches the larger hard stage? (Grog may or may not be an issue depending on your carving style.)
  • Will you finish it with oxides and translucent glazes to accentuate any textures you press into the piece during construction? (Any clay body should work)

When making your slab:

  1. Roll out your slab and remove the canvas texture.
  2. Cover your slab with plastic. The plastic should be in direct contact with your slab on the top and bottom.

When preparing the clay for your pinch pots:

  1. Roll out two clay balls that are roughly the same size as a tangerine. (approximately 2” in diameter)
  2. Cover your clay balls with plastic.
  3. Trace your wing template onto a manilla file folder and cut it out with scissors or Xacto knife.

Working with clay is easier with shortly trimmed fingernails.

Class Cost: $112.50 (This price reflects a 10% discount off the cost of the Zoom class of $125 because there is no “live” component.)

Class Date: As soon as payment is received, a class link will automatically be emailed to you. Please contact me at Shop@TerriKern.com if you need assistance.

Refund Policy: Once you place your order, the class link to automatically sent to you via email, therefore there are no refunds available.

Shipping Countries: United States (US)


Vendor Information

  • Store Name: Terri Kern Studios
  • Vendor: Terri Kern Studios
  • Address: 1310 Pendleton Street
    Studio 511
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
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