Alberto Bustos' Experimental Techniques

albertoxcernamic@gmail.com point of contact NOT Nam Tran

  • Starts 13 May 2022
  • 450 British pounds
  • Windus Road

Service Description

NOTE: POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS COURSE IS albertoxcernamic@gmail.com (Marina) ____________________ Alberto Bustos: Member of the International Academy of Ceramics Honorable Master Zibo (China) Workshop “Experimental techniques” “Self-taught as I am, I never dreamt that my passion and admiration for Ceramics would turn into my way of life, would give meaning to my life. It may well be that my inborn attraction to Nature pushed me down to the ground so as to be ____________________ 3 Day Schedule Hours, 10 am / 5 pm (1 hour lunch) 1st day: Video presentation explaining my experiences in ceramics and some Techniques. Experimental demonstration of sculptural construction with “cardboard” as a base. Applying different layers of slip mixed with toilet paper and glaze on the cardboard until getting enough thickness so that the piece has consistency. To this piece, we will apply colouring pigments with glaze powder and liquid. We will also apply clay powder mixed with glaze to create craquelure textures. Experimental construction of pieces using “sponges”. We will work with sponges of different types to observe the different results after firing. Preparation of porcelain and glass mixture for immersion. Various explanations about glass percentages and colours. The cardboard piece and the sponge will be put in the kiln overnight to dry. ____________________ 2nd day: Application of colouring pigments with matt transparent glaze in liquid and powder. Also mixes porcelain with dense matt transparent glaze for craquelure. This last mixture will also be applied in powder before the complete drying of the previous one. Using Kanthal wire to create sponge structures. Explanation of the use of baking paper and aluminium foil for transfer type decoration and also as sculptures. Preparation of a mixture of porcelain and glass as well as different colouring pigments mixed with transparent matte glaze in powder and liquid. We will make several pieces using them as a transfer, sculpturally and with Kanthal wire. Firing. ____________________ 3rd day: We will build several stoneware cylinders to apply various forms of decoration with colouring pigments mixed with transparent matte glaze in powder and liquid. We will make reservations and use fine rope. Demonstration of the application of colouring pigments in powder by means of an air compressor in a closed box. After the meal, we will open the kiln and discuss the results.

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Contact Details

  • 36a Windus Road, London N16 6UP, UK

    07985138854

    nam@cernamic.com