Candlesticks are such a versatile project. You can make them elegant and fancy or county chic and casual. In this class I will show you two ways to make candlesticks /candleholders. We will be using basic slab building techniques and joining composite parts together to create a more complex form. These are a great project for testing out textures and glaze combinations. They also are great sellers at craft and art fairs or if you sell your work online. This class is perfect for all ages and skill levels.
3 lbs of clay, you can use any clay you like, here I am using Laguna bmix
Clay Knife, I am using the Dolan 220s,
Flexible ribs, I am using the Large Yellow and #1 Red Sherrill mud tool
5” flower cookie cutter or any shape you like
1” circle cookie cutter
1.5” x 4” craft foam template
Textured rolling pin, lace, stamps or anything you would like to use for textue
Bowl or bucket of Water
Textured Rolling pin, lace or anything you would like to use for adding texture.
Ware board, here I am using ¾” plywood
Kiln, your own or access to one
Amaco Aqua & Lustrous Jade 3 coats of each