December Workshop | 1.5 Hours + Glazing
Join us for this 2-visit workshop!
Discover the magic of clay hand-building as we guide you in creating your very own Polar Bear Mug in this 2 part workshop.
December | Polar Mug | 1.5 Hr Instructor Guided Workshop
Join us on a journey into the icy realms of the Arctic as we craft the coziest mug you've ever held —the Polar Mug!
No matter your skill level, we will guide you through the art of clay hand-building as you mold and shape the clay into a mug. Then, add in the polar bear details, ears and an adorable little nose, and the sturdy handle to make it unique to you! This workshop is perfect for beginners.
1. Build & Sculpt
Create your mug using our high fire clay. We will dry and fire the clay in the kiln. 1.5 hours of instruction, stay up to 30 min after to finesse.
Return to the studio to add the beautiful glazes. Book at least one week after your build date. We recommend 1-1.5 hours, depending on the amount of detail :)
3. Pick Up
We will fire it again in the kiln. Approx. 10 days after glazing, it’s ready to be collected
3.5" H × 3" D
Techniques & Materials
Techniques: slab building, scratch and slip, handle creation, glazing
Materials: white or white speckled stoneware clay, underglaze, clear high fire glaze
Stoneware Clay 101
The most important thing to remember when working with clay is to relax and enjoy the process of making hand made art! Clay is like magical mud for creating fantastic pottery and cool ceramics. First, you shape it into whatever you want. Then it has to air dry and go into a super-hot oven called a kiln, where it gets fired at really high temperatures (around 1,200°C!). After it’s been fired once it’s ready for the colourful and clear glazes! Finally. it gets fired again to cure the glazes to the clay.