Firing and Glazing Ceramics for Beginners

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Learn how to fire and glaze your hand-built clay pot

1 hour Class size 1 to 6

label $60 - $75 or 4 payments of $15 - $18.75 Afterpay
($75 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $60 for 2+ guests)

This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

In this live online class, you will have the chance to learn how to fire and glaze the hand-built clay pieces.

To start the class off, you will learn a bit more theory on how to fire and colour ceramics. There are a few simple rules to follow to be able to fire them properly. You will also learn what your options are for colouring pottery - what are glazes, ceramic stains, engobes and oxides.

Each step will be explained and demonstrate by your teacher and you will have the option to choose what technique you would like to apply. Your teacher will show you what different glazes look like before and after firing on samples to help you decide.

You can apply engobes and ceramic stain to greenware (unfired and fresh clay), but if you want to try glazing (this coat of firm and smooth colour that we have on our tableware) you will need to have a bisque-fired piece.

Your craft box will include a piece of bisque fired clay and samples of different glazes. You may want to use your own clay if you already have some, or choose to attend this class for learning only. You will also be given information on where and how to find places that offer service firing in Australia.

Knowledge Required
No skills required; beginner-friendly.
What you'll get in your craft box
- A piece of bisque earthenware (a random small piece that serves as a sample to be glazed)
- Colours - three little different samples of ceramic glazes that allow you to try different types. You can enquire if you have a preference of colours prior to class, and your teacher will try to meet your needs, otherwise, you will receive glazes and oxides that are available.
- A brush for colour application - small/medium fluffy brush that does not leave brush marks.
What you'll need
- A cup of water
- Small working space/tabletop
- If not ordering a craft box, make sure you have all that is listed if you would like to try
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples

Your teacher
Irina Bosnjak
Irina Bosnjak

Hi, I'm Irina.

I tend to introduce myself as a sculptor, although I'm engaged in many different art disciplines as well. I have never had another profession, nor have I wanted it. I fell in love with three-dimensional art at a very early age. It was the world I've grown up in, a measure of value around me.

I have graduated from Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture, and with a bit of luck, I had a chance to work internationally and gain great experience in different industries and media.

My idea is to try to share the skills, one by one by providing online classes here. From basic modelling in clay to carving wax, casting resin and painting figurines with an airbrush, I hope we can have a lot of fun together. I am also quite thorough and I won't give up till you learn the skill :)

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