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About Coloured Clays, Porcelain and Basic Mould Making (CE95 Autumn)

Use coloured clays and porcelain to develop decorative techniques such as marbling, agateware, applique, inlay and layering.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course, you will learn basic ceramics techniques such as thumb pots, coiling, press and slip casting moulds, glazing techniques and the firing process. In addition, coloured clays and porcelain are available for students to develop decorative techniques such as marbling, agateware, appliqué, inlay and layering.

With the availability of coloured clay, you will have the opportunity to develop larger scale sculptural pieces. You will also learn basic mould making techniques such as press moulds and multiple piece moulds. Initially moulds will be cast from found objects but you will also have the opportunity to design your own mould shapes.

You will be encouraged to develop your own ideas and the tutor will teach you how to translate these ideas into your own unique designs. Our fully equipped pottery studio will give you access to various stoneware clays, pottery wheels, glazes, coloured slips, all necessary tools and firing kilns.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners with no previous experience as full instruction and guidance is given, and to those experienced in ceramics who want to learn new techniques or work independently with tutor guidance and support given as needed.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. You do need dexterity in your hands to work with clay. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

All equipment and materials are provided. You are welcome to bring and use any moulds you have created in the past.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. The course price includes all materials and firing of your work. Please note that there will be a clay and firing charge for any oversized work, please discuss with the tutor.

Who teaches this course?

Sue Dyer

Dates and times

  • September – December