Learn wheel throwing basics
This 2.5 hour wheel thrown pottery introduction gets you hands-on and dirty learning wheel throwing pottery basics. (Patrick Swayze not included).
Each student will have their own wheel to work from and following a masterful tutor demonstration its straight down to practice. Out tutors include Nam Tram and Clover from the recent series of The Great Pottery Throwdown,expect to be impressed.
Support will be on hand as you try to get to grips with centering and throwing basics. We keep class sizes small: no more than 5 students to make sure you each get the proper attention. Expect a few pieces to make it below the table into the slop bucket for recycling and about 2 pieces each to make it onto the keeps board. We'll fire and glaze keeps ready for collection in about 4 weeks time.
Please note that we continually add dates to meet demand. This workshop normally runs on a Sunday morning or afternoon. If you're looking for a date in advance that is not on the list, please get in touch as we may be able to schedule it.
MOSAIC HEARTS (LONDON)Learn about the equipment and techniques needed to create a stunning mosaic heart complete with vintage crockery and pearlised mosaic pieces. We’ll also show you how to grout your final design.Its well worth taking this course if you wish to develop more advanced mosaic skills. Although simple, the making of these hearts involve level 2 cutting and planning skills which should feed into future mosaic making.These hearts make fabulous gifts and what’s more when you get the hang of this they don’t take too long to make.
Looking for a gift making course that could translate into business idea?
Or simply to pamper yourself?
Why not treat yourself to our fragrant soap making taster course.
Most beginner level melt and pour soap workshops merely cover colouring and scenting of soap bases. Here at Go Create we've created an extreme version: to push melt and pour to its limits. We'll cover melt and pour from all angles to ensure you have a good understanding of soap making basics and how to exploit melt and pour to its potential. During the workshop you'll make approximately 4 soap samples. But be warned, some may look and smell too good to use.
Working from a model, you’ll be coached in the art of clay modelling to scale. We can make the whole process a lot easier with hints, tips and instruction. Although we’ll be taking you through classical approaches we don’t mind if your piece ends up more “Homar” than human.
If you’re expecting a scene from Ghost,
then buy the DVD.
But If you’re looking for real wheel throwing pottery lessons, excellent tuition, small group sizes and personal support when needed then book a Go Create wheel weekend. This is a hands on the wheel practical and foot on the pedal weekend and with each student working at a wheel there’s plenty of practice time
Our tutors include Nam Tram and Clover from the recent series of The Pottery Throwdown, so expect to be impressed.
Learn basic to intermediate candle making techniques whilst exploring environmentally friendly alternatives to paraffin wax including soya candle wax and beeswax alternatives in this compact workshop. This purest and practical workshop gets you practiced in creating different types of candles and using different materials and methods so as not to compromise it environmental authenticity; including the creation of eco wax coated wicks, the attachment of sustainers and the use of essential oils and dyes. In creating different types of candles using different eco wax types we aim to teach the subtle difference in techniques and wicks needed in different situations.
You’ll get to make and take home 5 different types of candles including a soya container candle, a layered soya candled made using a plastic mould, a couple of different styled rolled beeswax candles and a beeswax candle using a silicone mould .
Participants will get to make and take home at least 3 different candles.
Stay outdoors late into the evening
With mosaic glass lanterns for your garden
Transform jam jars into magical lanterns using cut pieces of coloured glass. During this workshop we’ll use a 7cm x 6cm glass to ensure you complete and grout the piece within the time (the emphasis being on safety). We’ll show you how to cut glass and the tools and equipment needed. You’ll also learn about adhesives and also how to grout and polish your finished piece.
There’s nothing more beautiful than watching flickering candle light through tea lights/lanterns : just perfect for those for darker autumn nights and festive occasions.
Create with clay
We’ll show you how
Working from a model and expressing through clay. People of all abilities including newcomers welcome. The aim of the workshop is to create something with a resemblance to the human figure – whether abstract or vaguely representative. Prior to the model’s arrival the tutor will commence with a short demonstration on how to build the clay model with firing in mind ( so as not to explode in the kiln) and will discuss the type of clay being used to negate the use of an armature. The tutor will then offer support and advise throughout the clay modelling from life session. Pieces will be dried out completely and then fired ready for collection approximately 4-6 weeks later. Final pieces can be kept indoors or outdoors. Some life drawing experience is desirable though not totally essential. Group size is approximately 10-12 people max.
Intensive 1 day
with Nina Burrows, BA Hons, Cert Ed.
This one-day course is pitched at beginners wishing to gain a firm grip of watercolour basics so that they can experiment and develop their skills at home. The course is suitable for those wishing to explore traditional or experimental watercolour skills.
Want it all?
Have it all with a creative mix course.
We know our taster courses look great and are popular which is why we’ve developed a week course full of them. This is a great format for anyone wishing to trial different art and craft activities or someone who simply wants it all. Activities include painting, drawing, ceramics, wheel thrown pottery, mosaic, print making and sculpture.
- 24 Jun 2017 02:00 pm
- 25 Jun 2017 10:00 am £55.00
- 8 Jul 2017 10:30 am £85.00
- 9 Jul 2017 10:00 am £69.00
- 9 Jul 2017 11:00 am £68.00