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Native American Ceramics 

Booking Info
  • TutorSue Dyer
  • Price-
  • Age-
  • LevelAll Levels

Mon 13 Aug - Mon 27 Aug, 10am - 4pm | £104 (£94) | 3 week course|All| 18+

During this unique 3 day course you will explore contemporary ceramic work by Native American potters, learn about their techniques and develop your own designs inspired by legends and symbols found in the natural world.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is for beginners and improvers/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.

What will you learn on this course?

Native American women have been making pottery for over 2000 years creating elegant handbuilt pots using the techniques of thumb pots and coiling ,decorating their pots with intricate designs using coloured clay slips.

During this short course we will look at contemporary work by Native American potters using these techniques and explore and develop your own designs inspired by legends and symbols that depict the natural world, using decorative techniques such as carving, slip painting and sgraffito 

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.

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.

Who teaches this course?
Sue Dyer

Make the most of your lunch break

Pre-book a delicious packed lunch for just £5. Simply add to your basket when booking.