Autumn 17 - revised dates
Weekend courses for beginners and intermediates
Join me for a creative weekend this summer, learning some new pottery skills, meeting like-minded people, developing your ideas and designing and making your own pieces in the seaside town of Hastings. Enjoy your time in the studio working with clay and feel inspired!
All courses will take place at my studio and all necessary materials and equipment are provided. Teas, coffees and delicious vegetarian lunches are provided. Full notes are sent out after booking, along with information about Hastings and where to stay etc. All your finished will be fired and glazed and then posted back to you to enjoy at home.
Saturday August 26 2017, 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Sunday August 27, 10.15 am - 5.30 pm
Monday August 28, 10.15 am - 2.15 pm
You will make your choice of flat sided forms using hard slabs, these could be trays, lidded boxes, vases etc. We will be looking at shapes, proportions, rims, joints, textures, lids, feet and hangers as well as thinking about what makes a 'set'. The main techniques will be working with paper templates and hard slabs that are cut and joined, with the option of impressed textures.
Intermediates can stretch themselves by trying more complex designs or a set with more pieces. You may also like to try some 'kurinuki' style carving of leather hard clay.
Saturday September 23 2017, 10.15 am - 5.30 pm
Sunday September 24 10.15 am - 5.30 pm
You will make plates, bowls and cups and we will be looking at shapes, rims, handles, textures as well as thinking about what makes a 'set'. The techniques used will include pinching, coiling and moulds.
Intermediates can stretch themselves by trying more complex designs or a set with more pieces.
Saturday October 7 2017, 10.15 - 5.30 pm
Sunday October 8, 10.15 am - 5.30 pm
You will make a number of planters, perhaps small enough for a mini cactus or large enough for a favourite houseplant as well as pierced planters to hang up a trailing plant. We will mainly be using pinching and coiling techniques, making larger forms in sections and joining them together. Profiles and surface textures will be particularly important.
Intermediates can stretch themselves by trying more complex designs or a larger piece with more sections.