Clay Making Singapore
Basic lessons on clay making in Singapore include teaching students the specific properties of varied clay bodies. There are clay bodies that shrink less while others have less or more absorption. There are also bodies with lower or higher maturation points, not to mention that clay bodies come in a plethora of colors.
Although the hundreds of different kinds of commercial clays right now are described well in catalogs when it comes to what they are and their specific uses, actually firing and working with them raises some issues that can be resolved only through actual testing. Our Clay making Class in Singapore will teach students how to test the different clay bodies to have a better understanding of the material, including its limitations and possibilities.
Since pre-historic times, clay sculptures have been a very popular form of art. The popularity of this particular art form was said to be because of the availability of materials used for creating them. These days, clay making is considered a learning art form, fine art form, and therapy art.
To create your own clay sculptures, first, you will need to prepare the right materials and tools. To get started, you have to look for the right type of clay. Sculpting clay, or also known as potter’s clay, is a type of clay cleared of any impurities. The consistency of this one is fairly homogenous. There are various volumes available for potter’s clay, ranging from 5-pound blocks up to 100-pound blocks.
Once you have purchased the potter’s clay, the next step is to prepare cutting and shaping tools. You can utilize pretty much anything as your shaping tool. The most common items you can use to shape clay include texture tools, forks, and knives. You will also have to prepare a wire to cut the clay. For your clay sculpture to be stable, you need a kiln for firing your sculpture. This high-temperature oven comes in various sizes from extra big corner units to small tabletop units. Glazes are the final items you need for the project.
Once you got all the materials and supplies required for clay making Singapore, you are now ready to begin. The first step is to identify what you wish to sculpt. You can sketch out some ideas first so you can have a visual reference you can consult as you work with your clay.
You will also want to use the wire for cutting off a piece of clay you can work with. At first, it will be a bit difficult to manipulate the clay but as you work with it, it will become softer and more pliable. Work the clay into the shape you want with the use of your fingers, hands, and shaping tools.
Common techniques for shaping clay include pinching, balling, and rolling. After you have completed the sculpture, you have to fire this in the kiln and let it cool. You can glaze the finished product and fire it again to cure the glaze.
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Other Mix Media Art We Provide
You may be interested in the other Mix Media Art we conduct as follows:
- Batik Painting
- Tote Bag Painting
- Candle Design Making
- Clock Painting
- Keychain Making
- Snow Globe Making
- Lantern Making
- Glass Painting
- Porcelain Paint
- Mask Painting
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