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Spring Timetable 2020


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TASTER SESSIONS

These relaxed sessions give you the opportunity to explore making with clay for the first time, or for a refresher and intro to the studio if you’ve done some making before. Sessions allow time for having a go on the potters wheel, attempting a pinch pot and learning how to coil build. Full demonstrations are given at the beginning and tuition and support is on hand throughout.

£35 for one session includes tuition, materials, tools, equipment and a bisque and glaze firing of your work. A transparent glaze will be put on your work after the session and your pieces will be ready to collect within 3-4 weeks of the session.

Saturday mornings 10am – 12.30pm
18th January
22nd February
28th March

Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8.30pm
19th Feb
25th March

 

THROWING FOR BEGINNERS

Taught by Mary Hogg

In these four or five week courses you will learn how to throw and trim your own forms on the potters wheel. Each course focuses on a different shape and is suitable for complete beginners. You will be taken through every stage of making, from clay preparation, centring, forming and finishing. The classes have a maximum of 4 participants and you will be allocated your own wheel for the duration of the course allowing for focused time and plenty of one-to-one tuition.

PLANT POTS

Tutor: Mary Hogg

Saturday mornings 10am – 12.30pm
Four sessions – 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb & 15th Feb

£120 for four sessions includes tuition, materials, tools and equipment, two firings, and a choice of in house glazes

MUGS

Tutor: Mary Hogg

Thursday evenings 6pm – 8.30pm
Five sessions – 27th Feb, 5th March, 12th March, 19th March & 26th March

£150 for five sessions includes learning how to pull and extrude handles, tuition, materials, tools and equipment, two firings, and a choice of in house glazes. Includes

 

THROWING FOR INTERMEDIATES

These courses are suitable for people with some previous throwing experience and designed for those who wish to build on existing skills on the wheel with specific aims in mind.

LIDDED FORMS

Tutor: Shannon Bartlett-Smith

Wednesday evenings 6.30pm – 9pm
Four sessions – 26th Feb, 4th March, 11th March & 18th March

The class will start with choosing the form you would like to make based upon ideas of the function and taste. You will focus on exploring a variety of lid designs and then onto how to make a strong and supportive gallery for your lid. The class will involve throwing the forms and lids, turning and altering lids to fit snugly within the piece. The classes have a maximum of 4 participants and you will be allocated your own wheel for the duration of the course allowing for focused time and plenty of one-to-one tuition.

£120 for four sessions includes tuition, materials, tools and equipment, two firings, and a choice of in house glazes.

GO LARGE

Tutor: Mary Hogg

Saturday mornings 10am – 12.30pm
Four sessions – 29th Feb, 7th March, 14th March, 21st March

Using a combination of throwing and coiling on the wheel you will learn how to create and construct larger thrown work.

£130 for four sessions includes tuition, materials, tools and equipment, two firings, and a choice of in house glazes.

 

COLOURED CLAY

Tutor: Jaye Tayler

Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8.30pm
Four Sessions – 22nd Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb & 12th Feb

You will learn the processes involved in colouring clay using either body stains or colouring oxides. Choosing a palette of three colours each, you will mix up batches of clay to be used to make a set of hand-built forms. You will be shown how to construct a mug, a bowl and a small plate. Coloured clay can be used to create a variety of effects, and you will learn how to inlay, layer and marble your clays before and during the construction of your pieces.

£120 for four sessions includes tuition, materials, tools and equipment, two firings, and a choice of in house glazes.

 

WHAT IS GLAZE?

Tutor: Rosanna Martin

Thursday evenings 6pm – 8.30pm
Four Sessions – 30th Jan, 6th Feb, 13th Feb, 20th Feb

In this four week course you will learn how to mix, test and adapt a glaze recipe using raw materials from scratch. You will learn the essential ingredients needed to create a glaze and will gain an understanding of the fundamentals behind how a glaze works. We will mix up selected base recipes and alter them, using oxides and stains to explore colour and opacity. We will create line and bi-axel blends to generate new and unexpected results. You will also research and find glaze recipes of your own and have the chance to trial them out. This course will give you the tools and knowledge to start the never ending process of glaze testing!

£130 for four sessions includes tuition, materials, tools and equipment, three firings and all glaze ingredients.

 

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