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Thu, Aug 03


East Creek Art

Decals and Luster Firing: 2 Days, Aug '23

Learn how to apply and fire decals, lusters, and basic screen prints on fired clay works

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Decals and Luster Firing: 2 Days, Aug '23
Decals and Luster Firing: 2 Days, Aug '23

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2023, 10:00 AM – Aug 04, 2023, 5:00 PM

East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA


About the event

Decals and Luster Firing: 2 Days 

12 people max. Indoor/Outdoor. Beginner friendly with advanced material. 

Thursday, August 3, 10:00a- Friday August 4, 5:00p. 

Join Joe Robinson and Aubrey Sloan at East Creek for a 2 day exploration of ultra-low fire applications of Cone 021-017. This basically means, stuff you fire onto finished pots. Most decal and luster work is done on pieces that are fired to a higher temperature like cone 6 or 10. Decal and luster firing also works on wood, salt, and soda fired pieces. 

You bring finished pieces that youd like to add an application to, and we'll apply and fire those decals and lusters. Includes a maximum of 2 cubic feet of firing space.  

NOTE: There will be no wet clay time, we expect you to arrive with finished (glaze fired) pieces. Works can be glaze fired to any temperature, including lowfire, midrange, and high fire, and atmospheric fired works. The only glaze firings that won't work for these techniques are pit and raku firing, as those processes rely on carbon decoration, a 1200F process that is burned off at cone 017.


We'll explore cellulose decals and the variations therin, including iron decals, pigment decals, coated vs uncoated decals, and luster decals. All of these can be purchased pre-made (we'll have a selection on hand) or custom ordered (we'll show you how to do that).


We'll work with gold and silver lusters, showing application with brush and fine liner. 

Wax Screens

We'll create tiny wax screens for a rustic but affordable, underglaze based screen printing technique using strectched screen and wax resist. This can be used not only at ultra low fire temps, but also as a decorating method with traditional slips and glazes. 


-2 studio days


-2 cf firing space

-all materials including a selection of decals and lusters


-tiny cabin stay

-bunkhouse stay

-non-artist guest add on


  • Workshop registration

    Includes camping, clay, bisque

  • Bunkhouse Bed Booking

    1 night booking of twin bed in shared bunkhouse

  • A-Frame Cabin Booking

    1 night Private booking of the East Creek A-Frame cabin with 1 queen and pull out couch.

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  • Tiny Cabin Booking

    1 night Private booking of 8x12' tiny cabin with full bed.

  • Non-Artist Partner add-on

    Bring a non-artist friend to participate in the food and fun, but not the making.




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