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Sat, Sep 07



Ceramics Workshop: Bee-Themed Tiles

Create decorative tiles with bee designs for use in home or garden decor.

Ceramics Workshop: Bee-Themed Tiles
Ceramics Workshop: Bee-Themed Tiles

Time & Location

Sep 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – Sep 14, 2024, 4:00 PM

Franklin, 29070 Sunbeam Rd, Franklin, VA 23851, USA

About the event

Join us September 7th and 14th for a two-session ceramics workshop where you'll learn to design and create beautiful bee-themed tiles. This immersive experience is perfect for both beginners and experienced ceramists who want to explore the intersection of art and nature.

Start Time both dates 2:00pm

End Time both dates 4:00pm

Session 1: Design and Creation

  • Introduction to Tile Making: Begin with an overview of the basics of working with clay, including rolling, cutting, and shaping tiles.
  • Design Techniques: Learn various techniques for designing intricate bee and honeycomb patterns using tools and hand-carving methods.
  • Texturing and Stamping: Explore ways to add texture to your tiles using stamps, natural objects, and other tools to create unique, tactile surfaces.
  • Initial Tile Creation: Spend the session designing, cutting, and shaping your tiles, focusing on perfecting your bee-themed designs.

Session 2: Glazing and Finishing

  • Review and Preparation: Start with a brief review of the previous session and prepare your tiles for glazing.
  • Glazing Techniques: Dive into the glazing process, including how to apply and layer glazes to enhance your designs. Learn tips for achieving vibrant colors and finishes.
  • Final Touches: Apply the glazes to your tiles, making sure to bring out the best in your bee-themed designs.
  • Kiln Firing: Understand the kiln firing process and how it transforms your clay pieces into durable ceramic art. 

Your tiles will be fired after the session and ready for pick-up at a later date.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Creative Freedom: Enjoy the freedom to design tiles that reflect your personal style, whether you prefer realistic depictions of bees or abstract interpretations.
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical experience in all stages of tile making, from design to glazing.
  • Take Home Your Art: At the end of the workshop, you'll have a set of beautifully crafted, bee-themed tiles to take home and use as decorative pieces, coasters, or part of a larger mosaic project.
  • Artistic Community: Connect with fellow art enthusiasts and beekeepers, sharing ideas and inspiration in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Who Should Attend:

  • Artists looking to expand their ceramic skills.
  • Beekeepers interested in incorporating their passion into their art.
  • Anyone who loves bees and wants to create unique, handcrafted tiles.

Materials Provided:

  • Clay and sculpting tools
  • Stamps and texturing tools
  • A variety of glazes
  • Access to a kiln for firing


  • Ceramics Workshop

    +$2.38 service fee



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