April Workshop | 1 hour + Glazing

Bee Cups

Join us for this 2-visit* clay workshop!

It's time to help the bee's by making your own special bee cups that provide water for the very important pollinators. Makes up to 3 Bee Cups. *Glazing is not included in the building price for all 2 part workshops.

April | Bee Cups | Adult & Family Workshop | Lantzville location

$35.00
 
$35.00
 

Workshop Details

This workshop is all about the bees—watch as your garden or flower pots become a haven for thirsty pollinators. Making handmade bee cups is good for your soul and the bees! 🐝

Once made, these bee cups that will provide about a teaspoon of water and stick into soil. First you'll sculpt them, then return and add some colourful glaze.

Each person makes up to 3 bee cups.

Timeline

1. Build & Sculpt: 1 hour of instruction, stay up to 30 min after to finesse. Create using our high fire clay and we will dry and fire the clay in the kiln.

2. Glaze: Return to the studio to add the beautiful glazes. Book at least one week after your build date. We recommend booking 1 hour, depending on the amount of detail :)

3. Pick Up: We will fire it again in the kiln. In approximately 10 days after glazing, it’ll be ready for pick up.

Size

6" H × 1.75" D

Techniques & Materials

Techniques: handbuilding, glazing

Materials: stoneware clay, underglaze, clear high fire glaze

Stoneware Clay 101

The most important thing to remember when working with clay is to relax and enjoy the process of making hand made art! Clay is like magical mud for creating fantastic pottery and cool ceramics. First, you shape it into whatever you want. Then it has to air dry and go into a super-hot oven called a kiln, where it gets fired at really high temperatures (around 1,200°C!). After it’s been fired once it’s ready for the colourful and clear glazes! Finally. it gets fired again to cure the glazes to the clay. 

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