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A course to develop hand building construction techniques and explore surface decoration through pattern and texture.

What will you learn on this course?

This course offers the opportunity to develop your construction techniques through hand building, and explore the relationship of surface decoration through pattern and texture.  You will have the opportunity to use a variety of techniques, including sgraffito, paper resist and in-relief modelling.

The course will cover the following skills and techniques:

  • Recording and documenting of ideas
  • Development of 2D designs into 3D objects
  • Construction techniques
  • Visualising the 3D form
  • Surface decorating techniques
  • Creating precise repeat patterns
  • Compositional aesthetic
  • History of ceramic art context
  • Brush on glazing

In addition, there will be opportunity to discuss ideas and intentions with the group and you will receive support in developing your own independent artistic style. The tutor will develop a guided programme of study with the group providing demonstrations and one-to-one support as required. You are encouraged to develop your own ideas within the parameters of creating hand-built pots with surface decoration. Use of a personal sketchbook is encouraged throughout this course, to enable the development of ideas, and of the student’s own working style.

Our fully equipped studio will give you access to various stoneware clays, glazes, all necessary tools and the firing kiln.

On completion of this course you will have broadened your ceramics skills and learned new techniques for the realisation of your own design for a hand-built pot with surface decoration.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to All Levels. Learners will be introduced to this subject whilst Improver and Advanced Level students will be guided in their projects.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who have the relevant ceramics experience and a support worker or carer may assist if required. 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?

You don’t need to bring anything. All materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. The course price includes all materials and firing of your work. Please note there is a charge for clay and firing of oversized work, please refer to the tutor for guidance.

Who teaches this course?

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

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