Develop your ceramic skills, explore clay, porcelain and mould making techniques.
What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn 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 build on mould making techniques using found objects or 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 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 for improvers and 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 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.
Please note that due to current quarantine measures in place at MAC a limited amount of equipment will be available for each course, so please bring your own if you are able to - this will help us to ensure that all learners have access to what they need.
Are there any additional costs?
The course price includes all materials and firing of your work. Please note that there will be an additional charge for clay and firing of any oversized work, refer to the tutor for guidance.
Who teaches this course?
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