Beyond the Bowl: Piercing, Faceting, and Carving
For dates and more information contact the instructor at: Info@ScarabGallery.com.
Adding piercing to a bowl can result in the function of the piece evolving. Berries and other fruits have a better shelf life when holes are added - bowls with holes! Piercing also can make your thrown work become a candle holder. And finally, piercing is a nice way to add decorative elements to a plain item.
Faceting is a type of simple carving on a thickly thrown bowl. Faceting can be a "fix" for a beginner throwing a pot more dense than desired, or the pot can be intentionally thrown thick to allow for this unique technique.
Once you start carving your pottery you will have opened a whole new world of design opportunities.
We will learn about the tools and techniques to cut into your pots - piercing, faceting, and carving - to take your pottery to the next level. Images and samples will be examined and critiqued to help get our creative flow going.
- Students will be provided with leather hard tiles (3 each) and bowls (2) to practice these techniques.
- vessel to hold some water
- exacto knive or clay cutting tool
- paper for creating design template
- pencil or ball point pen
- towel or paper towels
Bring a bag lunch, if desired.
For more information contact the instructor at: Info@ScarabGallery.com