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Learn about the special considerations and how to handbuild sculptural forms which can be fired and glazed in the kiln. Suitable for absolute beginners and for those wishing to explore figurative or abstract approaches.
During the 2 day course we’ll cover tools, equipment and methods for different sculptural builds plus the main handbuild techniques and methods to achieve a variety of forms and surface decoration.
We’ll inspire with ideas and will encourage students to develop design concepts and to try out different approaches throughout the 2 days.
This course covers the design and build of clay animal figures for kiln firing. The emphasis is on style development and construction for firing. We’ll cover contemporary approaches including basic to advanced construction, modelling and texturing techniques.
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.
Got a handle on it? Don’t stop there.
There’s more to handbuild than frocks and Perry.
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or someone whose maybe dabbled a few times, this course will lift the lid on a range of ceramic techniques and push you further with classic or experimental project builds: from teapots, to clay bird houses, dinner sets or expressive sculptures. This is an exciting course not to be missed.
Learn about porcelain whilst making this ceramic cake stand. We’ll show you how to make textured plates during the workshop and will later glaze your kiln fire your piece ready for collection approximately 4 weeks after the workshop date.
If you have extra time in the workshop you can also make a set of porcelain coasters.
If you’re expecting a scene from Ghost,
then buy the DVD.
But If you’re looking for real wheel pottery less, excellent tuition, small group sizes and personal support when needed then book a Go Create wheel weekend. This course is suitable for absolute beginners or those wishing more wheel practice under the guidance of our brilliant potter, artists in their own right. Group sizes are small to ensure individual support and what’s more important, each student will work at their own wheel to maximize the understanding of the craft.
Looking for a bit of dirt and excitement?
then take a Go Create 5 week Wheel Pottery class
Fun, excitement and support from a highly experienced tutor guaranteed. Suitable for beginners and returners. Each student will work on a slick Shimpoo wheel. Our highly experienced tutors will ensure that you improve week by week. Beginners will be taken through the basics of wedging (preparing clay), to throwing (making pots on the wheel), trimming and turning (finishing pieces off on the base and decorating (using coloured slips or glazes). Students with more experience can receive guidance and support when required. Our tutors coach accruing to your particular level.