Terra Sigillata and Saggar Firing with Pierre Bounaud

  • 25 Feb 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • 27 Feb 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • ThePottery, Borrego Springs High School, 2281 Diegueno Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.
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  • $250 dollars for BAI Members Only.
    Firing and materials are included.
  • $270 For Non-BAI Members.
    Clay and firing are included.

Terra Sigillata and Saggar Firing with Pierre Bounaud

In this 3-day hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make your own terra sigillata, how to add in colorants to develop a color palette, and how to apply terra sigillata to greenware to create your own original designs. Participants are encouraged to bring several demo pieces at the greenware stage (fully dried) to practice applying terra sigillata. Pieces will be bisqued and prepared for a low temperature saggar firing to bring out unique variations on the ceramic surface. The saggar firing will take place on the last day.

What is included, and what do you need to bring:

Firing and materials are included.

Participants are encouraged to bring the following:

  • Mason stains they would like to try (1/4 lb is plenty).
  • Up to 10 demo pieces to practice application of terra sigillata. Pieces should be fully dried and unfired, no more than 8” in any direction. It is recommended to use a smooth clay body (e.g. porcelain, no sand low grog stoneware, earthenware). If the clay body has a fair amount of grog or sand, burnish the surface at the leatherhard stage with a rib or stone until a smooth surface is obtained. Clay can be any color.
  • Half a gallon plastic container with lid to bring some terra sigillata home.
  • Favorites brushes of various sizes.

Class 0222PBJG01

This class is at ThePottery Studio, under the big blue canopy at the
     Borrego  Springs High School
     2281 Diegueno Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.
     Use the parking lot on Cahuilla Road. Show map

Please read our cancellation policy before you book!

ThePottery is an outside studio space. Please wear layers and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. There is no "official" lunch break, but take a break anytime you like. Bring your lunch, water and a snack if you like.

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