This will be a beginner's mini class in working with Egyptian paste. What's Egyptian Paste? Egyptian paste or Egyptian faience is a low-fire mixture of ceramic materials containing clay, sand, colorants, frits, and soluble salts. These salts migrate to the surface along with water as the paste slowly dries, forming crystals, which creates a self-glazing clay-glaze hybrid once fired. In this class students will learn how to make small sculptures, jewelry, and figurines using construction cloth and wire armatures. Come learn a new way of working in clay!
August 18 & 25, 7-10pm