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Egyptian Paste Workshop with Loren Howard

Sunday, April 28 | 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
and
Sunday, May 5 | 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $175

Class max: 10 students

This 2-day intensive workshop will dig deep into Egyptian Paste, an ancient technique used in Egyptian jewelry. Explore the ancient worlds early glass technology with a hands on approach.  Workshop will cover methods for producing this material including materials properties,  color development and firing techniques including construction of a bead tree.

Day 1 participants will build their base pieces and bead trees. Work will dry and bead trees will be bisque fired by SCCA prior to the second workshop.

Workshop includes: 10-hours of instruction (over 2 Sundays), clay, glazes, kiln firing, and all materials needed to create Egyptian Paste ceramics.

*Participants should bring their own small, seal able, plastic container

**Coffee/Tea/Water are available in the studio. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and will have a 30-minute lunch break.

beads made by Loren using varied Egyptian Paste techniques and colored stains

beads made by Loren using varied Egyptian Paste techniques and colored stains

Egyptian paste, also known as Egyptian faience] is a self-glazeable mass with a sandy texture, its composition is related to glass and it is a very siliceous paste mixed with alkaline salts and has little or no plastic materials or oxides.
This paste has the property of self – glazing (auto-enameling) and is characterized by its final color, a bright blue. Sometimes it is decorated with manganese oxide (black).
http://ceramicdictionary.com/e/832/egyptian-paste

Egyptian paste beads.  Image from  http://ceramicdictionary.com/e/832/egyptian-paste
Egyptian faience hippopotamus, nicknamed William, from Metropolitan Museum of Art collection in New York City.

Egyptian faience hippopotamus, nicknamed William, from Metropolitan Museum of Art collection in New York City.

Earlier Event: March 23
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