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Sgraffito Workshop

Decorating stoneware plate and coasters using Sgraffito technique

  • Spalentorweg 7, 4051 Basel

Service Description

Join us on July 20th 14:00 - 16:00 for a special ceramic workshop involving the Sgraffito technique. No prior clay experience is necessary. Ceramic Sgraffito is a decorative technique where a surface layer of colored slip (engobe) or underglaze is applied to a clay body and then selectively scratched away to reveal the underlying clay, creating contrasting patterns or images. This workshop will be led by CCB Partner and ceramicist Yao (https://www.tsuchihuesli.ch). So that you can focus on the most interesting part - carving your own designs using the Sgraffito technique - we will prepare in advance one oval shaped plate and two round coasters for each participant. These unfired stoneware pieces will be leather-hard and ready for next steps by the time of this workshop. The workshop will begin by choosing and applying your color(s) - from a limited selection of underglazes / engobes - to your designated pieces. We will take a quick coffee break while your pieces are being dried with fan/heat (10 min) so that they would be ready for carving. Following a brief demonstration, you will embark on the Sgraffito journey to create your unique designs. Once finished, we will show you how to tidy up the edges so that your pieces will have a nice finish. We will then take care of bisque firing and also applying transparent glaze to the upper surfaces of all your pieces for glaze firing. Your creations will be ready for pick-up in 2-3 weeks after the workshop. This workshop will last 2 hours. We recognise that attention span and designs may vary so you can complete faster if preferred. The cost of CHF 80 covers all materials incl. molding clay pieces for you, kiln firing, coffee and tea. What to prepare / bring: we will share some examples of Sgraffitoed pieces for inspiration, but encourage you to search for or design in advance your favorite patterns so time won't be lost to debate over endless possibilities of beautiful designs. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty with. Terms and conditions: All payments must be made online when registering for this workshop. Cash or IBAN transfer cannot be accepted. Your registration is non-transferable and non-refundable owing to the limited number of seats available at each workshop. You will have the option of booking for 2 people at a time, but we cannot guarantee that your friends will be able to secure the same session if the workshop sells out fast.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Terms and conditions: All payments must be made online when registering for this workshop. Cash or IBAN transfer cannot be accepted. Your registration is non-transferable and non-refundable owing to the limited number of seats available at each workshop. You will have the option of booking for 2 people at a time, but we cannot guarantee that your friends will be able to secure the same session if the workshop sells out fast.


Contact Details

  • Spalentorweg 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

    info@ceramicscollectivebasel.ch


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