Class 5. Decorative Underglaze Surfaces for Slab Jewelry

$75.00

Part 2

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17th, 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

COST: $75

SKILL LEVEL: A basic understanding of ceramics is necessary. No drawing skills are needed as participants can take a photo of their desired imagery and copy it with tracing paper.

15 spaces available

Sign Up by May 12th

If creating handmade jewelry is your jam, then join me for an evening of exploring surface design and decoration with underglazes. This class will be dedicated to exploring detail work as we create small blended areas of color, outline them with black underglaze using a fine line brush and finish the edges of our jewelry pieces.

If you signed up for my slab jewelry class, we will paint some of the bone dry pieces from that class. If you have your own jewelry blanks with smooth surfaces and are looking for a new way to decorate them with underglaze, then this is the class for you.

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.

 I will set up a zoom call after the video links go out to answer any questions that may come up the week before this class and to discuss design ideas for anyone who wants to do that. 

Participants will be sent several pre-recorded video links prior to the class which cover the following: my preference for working with bone dry clay, thinking about color and how it relates to design, preparing the surface of bone dry jewelry pieces for underglaze painting, painting the first few coats of underglaze on the surface of jewelry pieces, blending the background color on jewelry and creating designs. Class time will be spent transferring participant’s simple designs to the blended surface of their jewelry pieces and painting simple images on their surfaces.

  • As practice, a simple leaf design will be included in your digital class kit. We will start by painting and outlining this design before participants move on to their own designs.
  • Participants will finish their piece(s) on their own time.
  • This 1 ½ hour class has a 15 minute window before and after class for questions and answers. The post class Q & A can be extended if needed to address additional questions.
  • Participants must supply their own designs, brushes, underglazes and sgraffito tools.
  • This class includes a digital class kit.
  • The week prior to class, I will set up a zoom call to answer any questions that may come up to answer questions and discuss design ideas for anyone who wants to do that.

Keywords: Ceramics, Class, Classes, Jewelry, Underglaze

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Description

Class Cost: $75

Class Date: Tuesday, May 17th,

Class Time: 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

Class Spaces Available: 15

Sign Up by May 12th

What you’ll get in your digital class kit:

  • Preferred brushes sheet
  • Preferred sgraffito tools sheet
  • Preferred underglaze and glaze sheet
  • Simple leaf design
  • Terri Kern Underglaze Painting, Monthly Methods Page, Ceramics Monthly

Video and Live Demonstrations Include:

  • Idea and design options
  • Preparing bone dry jewelry pieces for underglaze
  • Painting jewelry pieces with several layers of underglaze
  • Design transfer with tracing paper
  • Underglaze painting set-up
  • Brush wrapping
  • Know your detail brush possibilities and exercises
  • Painting in color blocked areas
  • Blending underglaze color
  • Painting a black outline with underglaze and a detail brush
  • Painting shading lines
  • Creating wet black sgraffito

What participants need to have for class:

  • Black underglaze
  • Preferred underglaze colors
  • Preferred brushes including:
  • Brush for large areas of underglaze coverage
  • Medium pointed brushes
  • Small pointed brushes
  • Script or Liner brush for painting outlines
  • Preferred sgraffito tools
  • Smart Water” bottle cap
  • Scotch tape
  • Water
  • Pencil & Paper for notes or drawings for reference
  • Photos for reference
  • Sponge
  • Tracing paper

STEPS NEEDED TO PREPARE FOR CLASS:

  1. Watch the pre-recorded videos.

Consider your design first.

  1. Look at your shapes and think about simple designs that will fit within the surface area.
  2. Create your designs using simple shapes like leaves, the moon, etc. Can’t draw? Take photos of simple shapes you want to use for designs and lay a piece of tracing paper over the top to trace the silhouette of the shape.
  3. Decide what underglaze color you want your background to be.

Underglaze Painting

  1. Gently wipe down your bone dry jewelry pieces with a sponge to remove any dirt, dust or rough areas on the front and back.
  2. After letting your pieces dry thoroughly, apply your first layer of underglaze with a brush.
  3. After letting your pieces dry thoroughly, apply your second layer of underglaze with a brush.
  4. After letting your pieces dry thoroughly, apply your third layer of underglaze with a brush.
  5. After letting your pieces dry thoroughly, apply your blend layer using 2 underglaze colors with a couple brushes.
  6. Let your pieces dry at least 24 hours before class.

Finalize your designs

  1. Create a sheet with your designs on them.
  2. Cut your tracing paper into small sections and using a sharp pencil, place your tracing paper over your design and trace it.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you will be ready for class!

*The week prior to class, I’ll send an invite for a Zoom chat to see if anyone has any questions or needs design help.*

Class Cost: $75

Class Date: Tuesday, May 17th,

Class Time: 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

Class Spaces Available: 15

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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