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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Have your ceramic shape ideas transformed from sketches into plaster moulds ready for slip casting, or attend an in-depth course to be taken through this process with expert guidance. With over 30 years’ experience as a professional ceramic shape designer, product developer and educator, I’m able to assist all makers with their design projects. I teach ‘one-to-one’ courses, at dates to suit you, that help industrial designers, craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop...
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Come join me, James Ort, for a relaxed weekend of creating animals in clay! Various dates run through the year including.... - Sat 18th & sun 19th April SOLD OUT - Sat 13th & Sun 14th June - Sat 10th Sun 11th October The technique I use is really expressive, lose and breaks all the rules - I love it and it is these qualities that bring the pieces to life. Over the course of...
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Ability Level 2 (Intermediate) This two-day mouldmaking and slipcasting course runs on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 February 2015. If you have completed this course please leave a review below! This two-day intermediate level hands-on course will guide you through the process of plaster mould making for slip casting. Fast-paced and informal, Ed will demonstrate various techniques from the preparation of a shape to produce in ceramic to the making of a plaster mould from...
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Ability level 1/2 (Basic/Intermediate) This two-day tilemaking course runs on Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 April 2015 If you have completed this course please leave a review below! This two-day basic to intermediate level 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...
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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 Tutored Clay Life Modelling Course (10 week terms on Thursday daytimes)
Why not try something new! Come join our friendly class of students for a 10-week term! Work from a variety of models to produce your own clay models or sculptures, the class will study three models for three consecutive weeks each producing either Portrait or Life studies. A final ‘finishing off’ week is included should you need additional time to finish your pieces, Experience of clay modelling or sculpture is not required at all as...
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Ability Level 1 (Beginner) This one-day throwing course runs on Monday 23rd March 2015. If you have completed this course please leave a review below! 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...
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Over this busy one day course you will together build a cob pizza oven and so take th eknowledge home with you to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven in your own garden. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. Covering also the clay and material selection and dimension options you will then...
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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...