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During this unique 3 day course you will explore contemporary ceramic work inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th c., learn ceramic techniques and develop your own designs inspired by famed designers William Morris and William De Morgan. 

What will you learn on this course? 

The Arts and Crafts movement began in the late 19th century in response to the increasing industrialisation of manufacturing and stood in direct opposition to the mechanical means of the preparation of goods. It also had a social aspect that detested the lower value that had been placed on decorative arts and the working classes that made the mechanism of industrialisation run. 

During this short course we will look at contemporary work by those who led the Arts and Crafts movement and in particular the designers William Morris and William De Morgan. Using these works as examples and decorative techniques such as carving, slip painting and sgraffito to explore and develop your own designs inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. 

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. Using the ceramics skills you have learned you will choose the appropriate techniques to realise your design in clay. The course tutor will encourage you to develop your individual interests and styles and support you through to the completion of your project. Any work you produce on this course is yours to take home. 

Our fully equipped pottery studio will give you access to various stoneware clays, pottery wheel, glazes, coloured slips, all necessary tools and the firing kilns. 

Who is this course for? 

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is for beginners and improvers/advanced practitioners seeking to develop and build on their skills working with an experienced tutor. 

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities as a support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs. 

Do you need to bring anything? 

MAC will provide equipment and materials for participants, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own tools where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Are there any additional costs? 

There are no additional costs. The course price includes all materials and firing of your work. 

Who teaches this course? 

Sue Dyer  

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    Arts and Crafts Ceramics inspired by William Morris & William De Morgan