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Explore blue and white ceramics looking at historic delftware, Islamic tiles and Wedgwood and be inspired by the work of contemporary blue and white ceramic artists such as Felicity Aylieff and Annie Hewett.

You will be expertly guided by an award winning ceramicist Emily Wilcox.

What will you learn on this course?

Throughout this short course we’ll look at a number of traditions within ceramic history where a limited palette of blue and white has been used to great affect such as Delftware, Chinoiserie, Islamic tiles, and Wedgwood; as well as how contemporary makers such as Felicity Aylieff and Annie Hewett are approaching this medium with fresh and contrasting styles.

You will have the opportunity to explore a number of decorating techniques including painting with cobalt oxide, slips, paper resist, sgraffito, and inlay in order to build on your mark making skills and apply these to a hand built pot or sculpture.

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 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 clays and glazes including cobalt oxide and tin white glaze, along with hake and Chinese ink brushes, ceramic 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.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all level students.

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?

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?

The course price includes all materials and firing of your work unless the particular pieces you wish to work on are oversized when an additional charge will be made. Please discuss with the tutor.

Who teaches this course?

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

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    Exploring Blue and White Ceramics