Introduction to Fiber Clay

 
Number of sessions: Two 3-hour sessions
Course Fee: $70.00

Description: 

This is an introduction to magic clay. The instructors will demonstrate how  fiber clay is different from other clays. Fiber clay does not have to be fired in the kiln to become permanent. We will use a chemical called “Powertex” to seal the clay.  Participants in this class will create a whimsical bird clay sculpture. This project will address different types of technical issues one might encounter in future works. 


Materials:
  • Fiber Clay - available from supply room ($20 per bag)
  • Wire/cutters
  • Pliers
  • Old cloths/towels/pillow cases
  • Spray bottle
  • Apron
  • Rolling Pin - club has a number of these
  • Plastic table cloth
  • Paint brushes - different sizes
  • Plastic container for water
  • Ceramic/sculpting tools (wood trimming tool especially)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Fan (small) for drying pieces
  • Rib
  • 3-5 images of birds - realistic or cartoon
  • Plastic gloves

Instructors will supply:
  • Powertex
  • Epoxy Sculpt
  • Armature
  • Acrylic paint
  • Clear satin enamel and flat black spray paint
  • Spray booth 
  • Plastic containers with lids
  • Extension cords

Class Information:
  • Instructors: Pat O’Brien  paobrien7286@gmail.com   and Nancy Boggs  sandnboggs@gmail.com
  • Number of students: Minimum 6    Maximum: 8