6 weeks Monday evening beginners course

6 weeks Monday evening beginners course

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23 July - 27 August 2018

24 September - 29 October 2018

18:00-21:00

(18 hours)

Places 4

(if sold out please email me to be put on waiting list)

SUITABILITY

This course is suitable for beginners who are keen to explore hand building techniques, little bit of throwing on the potters wheel and underglaze ceramic surface decorative techniques. You will be encouraged to work on your personal projects and sketchbook is recommended.

ACCESSIBILITY

age category 18+

Good level of physical ability is required. If you have any mobility issues or pains please contact me before you book. Unfortunately my studio is not equipped to accommodate wheelchair access. Also I will need to know about any skin allergies. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

You will develop excellent practical and technical skills in an informal, creative, and positive working studio environment. You will be encouraged to use techniques that suit your ideas best. Due to a small class I will be available to offer personal guidance throughout the evening and more tailored approach to your individual needs. 

Prior to our first day I will set action points for you to research. These will be quick actions. I have a great library of books and a catalogue of ceramic and craft magazines that you will be able to borrow. You will be expected to have a sketchbook. This will help you to focus and me to tailor your experience. Each evening you will have a technical demonstration of techniques and process followed by working on individual projects.

FOCUS

*hand building

*surface decoration

*glazing 

*finishing

KEY WORDS

*technical abilities

*experimentation

*personal projects

*confidence

INCLUSIVE

Clay - there is a choice of professional red clay or white clay. These have been selected due to their durability, strength, crack and warping resistance. 

Glaze - Gloss transparent fired at 1180 C. This is a durable glaze great for enhancing colour.

All Firings

Decorating slips

Underglaze pencils

Oxides

Nano Underglazes

Wax Crayons

Towels, aprons and professional protective equipment  provided.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Course must be booked and fee paid in full. If you wish to cancel after full payment has been received, I will need minimum 10 working days notification prior to the beginning of the first studio day to refund the full price. If you need to cancel after the cancelation period I will make every effort to find a replacement. If no replacement has been found you will be refunded 40% of the full price.  No refunds will be available if you fail to attend. There will be no option to repeat missed demonstration however I will make any reasonable effort to bring you up to speed without affecting attendees.  If for any reason I am unable to run the course you will be refunded in full.

TIMETABLE

WEEK 1

wedging

tile making

underglaze decorative technique

WEEK 2

pinching

coiling

WEEK 3

soft & hard slab building

press moulding

WEEK 4

throwing/turning 1 to 1 (30 minutes)  This is optional. If you wish you may carry on working on your individual project.

WEEK 5

throwing/turning 1 to 1 (30 minutes)  This is optional. If you wish you may carry on working on your individual project.

WEEK 6

finishing

glazing

kiln loading

Fired final pieces will be ready for collection within 2 weeks time, alternatively for additional fee will be posted to you.

Anyone that attends this course will be able to book a drop in studio sessions that will be run from August. Please note that production making will not be possible during these drop in sessions.