Fired Clay Sculpture and Cold Temperature Surfaces
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
From Meg Murch
Small yogurt containers – 8 to 12, with lids if possible
Absorbent paper towels- wipe off a drip fast
Rags- medium weight cotton preferred, equivalent of two tee shirts or some pant legs
Paint brushes- old oil or acrylic brushes preferred
Painting on clay destroys paint brushes in a short time. I use old brushes, cheap chip brushes and for those times I want to paint a clean line right where I want it I buy and keep ready I use two specific brushes. First I like a white synthetic bristle skew brush either 1/4” or 3/8 “. This is a cheap brush, thin and cut at a diagonal. Second brush is a #1 or a #2 liner brush, long hairs comes to a fine point when wet. Both these brushes are available cheap at artist and Craftsman Supply or Seattle Pottery Supply. Aim for under $3.00 each and buy several when you see them for $1.00.
Old bristle oil brushes are good for scrubbing in paint. Don’t waste a good watercolor brush for painting on clay.
Bring artist acrylic paints you may have at home. If you have no acrylics and wish to purchase some for your future use I would start with these basics-
white gesso- 8 oz
transparent red iron oxide
A unique opportunity to learn from a dynamic duo! Study surface treatment with nationally renowned sculptor Tip Toland and Pacific Northwest artist Meg Murch. Toland will focus on demonstrating how she creates her hallmark lifelike skin surfaces using house paint, acrylics, and chalk pastels as well as her unique use of silver, copper, and gold leafing and waxes. Meg Murch will provide demos on cold finish patinas to create dramatic and dynamic surfaces on bisque sculptures. Murch will also demonstrate how to use an aspirator to paint sculptural surfaces with acrylics.