Colored clay online workshop with Curtis Benzle
Colored clay with Curtis Benzle
Colored clay is a six weeks online porcelain class with Curtis Benzle and you will have 10 weeks in total to view the videos. Here is what he says about the e-course.
You will start by learning the basics of coloring clay, stains and oxides, which to use and how to use them. We will cover a wide variety of colored clay techniques starting with Nerikomi (hand-building) and Neriagi (hand-building and throwing).
We will also cover a thorough variety of additional colored clay techniques using both clay and colored slips.
By the end of the course you should find yourself well prepared to expand your personal style. There will be ways to do things you have done before in a new and more efficient way as well as techniques that lead you to entirely new ideas.
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In Curt's own words: The techniques we will cover will work with ANY white clay. It is always best to begin with powdered clay but other than that any white clay works. You can also use a moist clay---dry it thoroughly and then crush it to pea sized pieces. It will work like powdered clay(although you should sieve it while wet in slip form). The virtues of #89 and #108 are their translucency. If that matters they work great. If it does not matter, use any white clay. (Also, there are many commercial, translucent clays that will work fine as well)