Pottery Classes | 4 Weeks (Consecutive)
Additional cost £4 per kg clay you want to be fired
Welcome to a journey of inspiration & fun!
For this course is best if you have already completed one of our taster courses or any other introductory course to feel comfortable with
basic shaping techniques such as pinching, coiling, and press moulding as well as using carving & shaping tools. But if you are brave enough you are more than welcome to a pottery course and we will help you.
It is a 4-week course perfect for beginners who have already learned some of the basic techniques before and want to grow skills, get a more in-depth knowledge of more advanced techniques and how to refine your creations.
You will learn the different shaping techniques every week. How to use different varieties of clay and how to work with them. If you have some experience you can come up with your idea and projects and we can focus on improving certain skills.
Clay is a very friendly, rewarding and forgiving material with many secrets to share that is why we love it! Whether you book for yourself or a group of friends, this is a wonderfully social and spirited introduction to the joys of creating! We like to keep classes small, so each course has a max of 8-10 people per class allowing for a more intimate and relaxing experience.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
We start the course each week with the different shaping techniques we will use and how to use the tools you have at your disposal. Then it is time to get creating!
Week 1 - Pinching => Develop your shaping in more intricate shapes.
Week 2 - Coiling & Slab => Refining your hand-building & learning to determine which technique to utilise to bring your inspiration to life.
Week 3 - Press Moulding & Decoration Techniques=> Utilising moulds & combining all 3 explored techniques to achieve your results.
Week 4 - Sculpting Or Dive Deeper into one of the above techniques.
During the workshop, there are quite a lot of different options to choose from on what to make some examples are here for inspiration: cups, vases, trivets, cute animal sculptures. The beauty of this course is that you have the freedom to emphasise the techniques you love or the ones that challenge you the most in particular on Week 4. You are welcome to play and experiment as much as you like within these two hours! One wooden tray 50x30cm - max 5kg is included in your course every additional tray you fill up there will be an extra charge of £10 for clay, firing and glazing.
We will glaze your pieces in white dipping glaze and will fire everything for you. Once they are ready we will contact you to come to pick them up.
At the end of the course, calculate roughly 15-30 additional minutes to clean your station, tools and make the difficult decision of choosing which of the wonderful creations you want to fire.
Classwork is usually ready in 4-6 weeks. We will notify you by email and you can pop by the studio to collect your pieces. Once we have notified you, we can not keep items for longer than 10 calendar days due to limited storage in our workshop after that we donate them to local charities.
If you loved it as much as we do & you want to create more, talk to us to book self-guided sessions using our equipment and create a set for your home!
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