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 then straight down to practice.
Support will be on hand as you try to get to grips with centering and throwing basics. We keep class sizes to no more than 8 students and make sure you each get seen to and have a chart explaining all the stages. 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.
If you're expecting a scene from Ghost,
then buy the DVD.
But If you’re looking for real wheel pottery, excellent tuition 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. Each student will work at their own wheel to maximize the understanding of the craft.
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.
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 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 at least 6 soap samples. But be warned, some may look and smell too good to use.
Smile with your feet
Treat your feet – learn how to make felt slippers. you'll learn how to make a 3D shape and how to create, add detail, change color in and out. If you have time, you can learn how to make a felt rose or felt flower to adorn the fronts of your felt slippers as well!
Mould making today is used to cast pieces for among others the fine artist, sculptor, designer and ceramic artist. You can even create moulds for glass fashion. This particular course looks at the making of plaster moulds for slip-casting, including the creation of single-part or multi-part moulds for the ceramic artist. And yes we can explore the special mould making considerations for those work with glass.
Some experience of clay and kiln firing is desirable for this course but is not essential.
Want to paint? but feel you need to get to grips with drawing first?
For those who are looking for an intense introduction – you've arrived in the right place. This course includes rapid coaching in drawing basics to help the beginner step across quickly and more confidently into painting, or to refine improver's skills. This course is led by a painter with 20+ year's experience who will coach in painting basics and pass on professional techniques to ensure the beginner or improver makes rapid improvement. Each student will be coached according to their current level.
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.
Get stuck in.
Be a part of art.
This is a hands-on course that will get you exploring form, materials and processes from the start as a means of sculptural expression. It assumes no previous knowledge of working with sculpture. As well as offering practical experience, we'll provide an overview of traditional and contemporary sculpture to build a growing appreciation.
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