Class 2. Embellishing Birds with Underglaze - On-Demand

$112.50

Part 2

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.)

SKILL LEVEL: A basic understanding of ceramics is necessary.

Have you ever wondered how I create the intricate surfaces on my pieces with underglaze? In this class, I will share my approach to underglaze surface decoration which covers how I think about design segmenting and color blocking, blend underglaze color, utilize sgraffito and paint fine lines to create the detail and design on the surfaces of my sculptural birds. In this introductory class, I recommend starting with a simple design on your bird so that you have the time to learn the basic techniques.

If you didn’t take my Handbuilding Stylized Bird class prior to this one, you can substitute your own small sculptural piece. Bone dry clay is preferred for the class as it will allow your piece to dry faster after each underglaze application.

This class consists of three portions: 

  1. The first portion consists of pre-recorded videos which cover the following: my preference for working with bone dry clay, thinking about color and how it relates to your design, preparing the surface of the bird for underglaze painting, painting the first few coats of underglaze on the surface of the bird, creating designs and stencils for the bird, design transfer and color blocking.
  2. The second portion is the class recording which is dedicated to exploring the detail work as we create small blended areas of color, outline them with black underglaze using a fine line brush and discuss how to create a finished look for your sculptural piece.
  3. The third portion is the recorded questions and answers session. It is informative as it is directed by prior students and their questions about what I may not have covered during the class.

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 need assistance.

Skill Level: Basic knowledge of ceramics is helpful.

What you’ll get in your digital class kit:

  • Preferred brushes sheet
  • Preferred sgraffito tools sheet
  • Preferred underglaze and glaze sheet 
  • Bird reference sheet, basic design principles pages
  • Terri Kern Underglaze Painting, Monthly Methods sheet, Ceramics Monthly    

Video and Pre-Recorded Demonstrations Include:

  • Preparing bone dry sculpture for underglaze
  • Design options
  • Breaking design down into color blocking
  • Painting piece with several layers of underglaze
  • Creating design templates
  • Design transfer with tracing paper
  • Underglaze painting set-up
  • Brush wrapping
  • Know your detail brush possibilities
  • Painting in color blocked areas
  • Blending underglaze color
  • Creating a black outline with underglaze and a detail brush
  • Creating shading lines
  • Creating wet black sgraffito

What participants need to have for class:

  • Preferred black underglaze
  • Preferred underglaze colors
  • 1 Large brush for painting larger areas of underglaze coverage
  • Several medium sized pointed brushes
  • Several small pointed brushes
  • Script or Liner brush for painting outlines
  • Preferred sgraffito tools
  • Bottle cap from a bottle of “Smart Water”
  • Scotch tape
  • Water
  • Pencil & paper for notes or drawings for reference
  • Photos of birds for reference
  • Scissors or Xacto knife to cut out design templates
  • Sponge
  • Manilla folder or piece of cover stock paper for your bird design templates
  • Tracing paper

PLEASE WATCH VIDEOS 1-14 PRIOR TO THE CLASS RECORDING.  THESE VIDEOS ILLUSTRATE THE STEPS YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE IN ORDER TO BE READY FOR THE INFORMATION THAT IS PRESENTED IN THE CLASS RECORDING:

  1. Watch pre-recorded videos 1-7. This will give you a basic understanding of the way I approach underglaze painting and design.

Consider your design first.

  1. Look at photos of birds and notice their head, wings, breast, tail, etc. for design inspiration.
  2. Create your design and break it down into individual components:  head, wings, breast, and tail.
  3. Decide what color you predominantly want your (bird) sculpture to be.

Underglaze Painting (Video 8 “Preparing Your Bird For Underglaze Painting,” and Video 9 if using white earthenware.

  1. Wipe down your bone dry sculpture with a sponge to remove any dirt or rough areas.
  2. After letting your piece dry thoroughly, apply your first layer of underglaze with a brush.
  3. After letting your piece dry thoroughly, apply your second layer of underglaze with a brush.
  4. After letting your piece dry thoroughly, apply your third layer of underglaze with a brush.

Finalize your design

  1. Cover your piece while you finish working on your design.
  2. Break your design down into sections for color blocking and create templates or design transfers on tracing paper.
  3. Pencil or transfer your design onto your piece.

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 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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