Winter Workshop dates 2020
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Throwing on the Wheel – day course
Sat 8th Feb 9:30 – 4:30
This day is an intensive full day session for just 2 people, learning how to throw pots allowing the opportunity to learn and then practice your throwing skills. In the morning I will guide you through the stages involved and give expert guidance. We then break for a well-earned 3 course lunch – vegetarian and with an emphasis on tasty healthy dishes. In the afternoon you will refine your throwing and make more bowls/vases increasingly independently. It’s also possible to fast dry one pot in order to learn how to apply decoration by banding on coloured slips.
A few pots from each session that are glazed and fired by me, making them practical and suitable for everyday use. Eating from your own bowls is such a pleasure! No experience necessary and everyone can do it – including children.
Other dates available by appointment – weekdays or weekends
Cost £135 per person to inc all materials and firings plus a healthy 3 course lunch.
Throwing on the Wheel – 3 hour sessions
In 3 hours you can learn how to make 2-3 pots. It’s fun and everyone can do it!
Cost £30 per hour. Lessons are twice the fun if shared – in this case the second person only pays £20 per hour.
Lessons available during the week, at weekends or in the evenings – daes by arrangement – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Making a Green Man plaque for the garden
Sat 22nd Feb 9:30 – 12:30
Make a Green Man plaque for the garden, Learn how to form slabs of clay into leaf shapes, entwined around a modelled face. Green Men are traditional symbols of growth and perfect for the garden – and this one sure to raise many compliments from your family. Decorated with coloured slips and stains and finished with a glossy glaze.
9:30 – 12:30 – other dates available by arrangement
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Making a Porcelain Wall Piece – Day Course
Wed 26th Feb 9:30 – 4:30
Make your own beautiful porcelain wall piece depicting a favourite scene or pattern.
A whole day course where you will learn three different textural techniques
- mishima – a process of carving , inlaying and scraping back slip to make delicate marks
- transferring – creating natural random marks using slips
- carving – using sharp tools to carve marks and create textures
After a healthy 3 course lunch we make a large tile by rolling out porcelain then use the techniques learned in the morning to create your own wall piece. Students are encouraged to bring a photo/image or sketch that can be translated into porcelain.
Oxides, coloured ceramic stains and slips are used to build up texture and surface patterns creating a unique ceramic painting. These are fired by me in the kiln and collected later.
Other dates available – weekdays or weekends – please enquire.
Cost £135 per person to inc all materials and firings plus a healthy 3 course lunch. Minimum 2 people
This is what people have said about the lessons.
Just a quick note to say I finally have an equipped pottery studio and am really enjoying using it. My throwing is improving (as it always will be) to the point my pots look like pots. So… I wanted to say a big thank you for the lessons you gave me. It really gave me a good start and the confidence to keep trying. So much still to learn but enjoy every session. Annie Jowett
Here are some we made earlier…
slab built cup with heart design
Colourful tropical fish plaques – beautiful in a bathroom.
Hairy Highland cows is always a popular workshop for young and young at heart.
Porcelain wreath and Christmas decorations sessions are always popular
To book a lesson or for further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.