Clay Modelling courses

On a clay modelling course you will probably learn sculpting skills along with gaining knowledge about different types of clay. Using oil based clay is a great way to get into pottery without needing a kiln. Ceramic based clays will need firing in a kiln. Polymer clay is now widely used as a material which can be ‘set’ at a low temperature and can therefore be practiced using a home oven. You may know of polymer clay by one of its brand names ‘Fimo’.

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Prices from £50 to £550 Course length from 2 hours to 5 days The pottery is small but provides a great opportunity for individual tuition or two people sharing a course. This could include a mixture of throwing on the wheel and hand-building, with time to concentrate on one or the other. A variety of techniques can be explored to decorate your work. Stoneware clay is used and fired in an electric kiln with a...
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This course will not be running in 2014.
Image for Tile Making with Richard Miller of Froyle Tiles
Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 May 2014 9.00-16.00 Ability Level 1/2 (Beginner/Intermediate) This two-day course offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the fascinating process of tile-making. Richard will begin with an introductory presentation during which he will provide a brief background to his practice and his tile company - Froyle Tiles. You will then move on to the production of a carved set of tiles. Slip decorating techniques will be explored using the designs...
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Wednesday 10 September 2014 9.00-16.00 Ability Level 1 (Beginner) This full-day ‘back-to-basics’ course has been tailored specifically for teachers and other educators with little or no formal ceramics training or classroom equipment. However, it is also ideal for all those new to ceramics. It covers all the basics of the pottery making process, step-by-step; from the tools you will need, preparation of the clay, handbuilding techniques and ideas for British Curriculum relevant projects to glazing...
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The Basic Roman Pottery workshop is fun and educational and flexible: it can cover Roman wheel making or Roman head pots, Workshops can also be specifically designed for school groups from Primary School to Sixth Form or Special Needs. No previous pottery experience is needed and groups of mixed ability can work together. One thing is guaranteed; they will be fun! Sessions can consist of a mixture of demonstration and hands-on workshop. These can be...
Image for Beginners and intermediate ceramics class with Fiona Thompson
Jan 7th-Feb 11th (Block one- beginners) Feb 25th - Apr 1st Tuesday evenings 6-8.30 (Block two- intermediate) Price is per block A comprehensive and creative introduction to working with clay. You will learn different handbuilding processes, throwing on the wheel, ways of creating surface decoration and glazing. Relaxed and friendly classes, with strictly limited numbers. Students will able to browse our selection of ceramic books and journals, and handle our own ceramic work. The courses...
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When is the course? Breeze Block Sculpture – 11th May (13:30-16:00) What will I learn? A great way to learn to sculpture without the hard work of granite or stone. Get to grips with the basics of 3D carving to create a sculpture ready for the garden. Who will be teaching? Hayley teaches the breeze block sculpture course, she has been running craft workshops for 7 years and does demonstrations in all types of crafts...
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Drop in and make your own ceramic beads (or other pieces) every Friday from 10.30 - 12.30 at Christine's studio in Model House. This is an opportunity to make ceramic beads, buttons, brooches etc. for use in your own projects. Christine Gittins specialises in low-fired one-off ceramic pieces. Her work can be seen at the following galleries: Aberystwyth Art Centre, Aberystwyth Craft in the Bay, Cardiff Bay Suzie Horan Gallery, Cardiff Moreton Gallery, Moreton -...
Image for Ceramic Fauna Weekend with James Ort
Come join me, James Ort, for a relaxed weekend of creating animals in clay on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May. Set within the beautiful, purpose built Phoenix Studio found in the rural village of Towersey, in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside! The technique I use is really expressive, lose and breaks all the rules - I love it and it is these said qualities that bring the pieces to life. Over the course...
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Sculpting courses with wildlife artist Julian Jardine are held in a fun and relaxed manner for people of all skill levels. Julian takes you through step by step from the basic starting blocks to more complicated sculpting techniques. Julian uses simple techniques that are easy to pick up and allow complete beginners to create models to be proud of in a relatively short space of time. Pieces are then fired and finished in either acrylics...