Always wanted to try ceramics? During this new weekend course you will learn hand building techniques including traditional coiling and slab building and produce a ceramic vessel, garden planter or sculpture.
What will you learn on this course?
Develop your skills through the use of traditional coiling or slab building techniques, to produce a ceramic vessel, garden planter or sculpture.
You will have the opportunity to explore surface decoration through in-relief modelling, pattern and texture whilst working towards your finished outcome. Your own designs and ideas will be encouraged to enable you to find your personal working style. You will be guided through a number of tutor-led demos and set tasks which will introduce particular tips and techniques.
The course will cover the following skills and techniques:
- how to successfully develop 2D designs into 3D objects
- construction techniques
- understanding of the materials and different stages of making
- options for design, building, and quality of finish
- in-relief modelling, imprinted texture and slip decoration
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, use of a personal sketchbook is encouraged 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.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to Beginner 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?
You don’t need to bring anything. All materials and equipment is provided.
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?