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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 we can offer 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. 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.

Please note that due to COVID-19 moulds created in this course will be restricted by size to ensure participants are able to use them independently. Participants are also welcome to bring and use moulds they have created in the past.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. Beginners don’t need any previous experience as full instruction and guidance is given. Those experienced in ceramics are welcome to learn new techniques or work independently with tutor guidance and support given as needed.

Do you need to bring anything?

MAC can provide basic equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own 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. Please note that there will be a charge for clay and firing of any oversized work, please refer to the tutor for guidance.

Who teaches this course? 

Sue Dyer

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Dates & Times

    Coloured Clays, Porcelain and Basic Mould Making (CE101 Autumn)