Porcelain Beetles Workshop – with Bethany Krull
In this workshop, I will share my technique for creating porcelain beetles that have thin and delicate legs that are also strong and resilient through the use of epoxy clay over a wire armature.
I will be showing you:
✔ My solid forming techniques
✔ How to sculpt with simple tools – using rubber ribs, rubber-tipped modeling tools, and loop tools.
✔ How to hollow out and reassemble forms to stop them from cracking and exploding
✔ Extra focus on tips and tricks to minimize cracking in porcelain.
✔ How to create thin and delicate yet resilient legs that will not break
✔ My secret slow fire kiln program which is perfect for porcelain sculptures.
✔ I will also share my clear glaze recipe.
✔ Watch my Workshop: 06:00 PM UTC 25th October 2020.
We will all meet up online to watch my workshop demo and Q&A.
✔ Live Q&A
After our online workshop, we will meet up for a live Q&A where you can ask me any questions about the process.
✔ Lifetime Access to the Replays
The workshop Q&A will be recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time.
✔ Equipment List as a PDF download.
Here I have listed all the things you need to get started right away, and the links to buy them online, in one easy printable PDF document.
Materials Needed to Participate
- Porcelain – I use Laguna frost which matures at Cone 6 but any porcelain will work. I intend on speaking extensively on tips and tricks for sculpting in porcelain (feel free to forgo porcelain all together and use any clay which you are comfortable with)
- Apoxie Sculpt (white) 1 pound
- 16 or 18 gauge aluminum or steel wire
- Needle nose pliers which will cut wire
- Mudd Tools yellow rubber rib with a straight edge and right angle
- Mudd Tools red rubber rib
- Medium Sized wire loop tools (ribbon trim tools will also work)