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Clay modelling courses, classes and workshops are taught all across the UK. On a clay modelling course you may learn sculpting and hand building skills along with gaining knowledge about different types of clay. You can make tiles, pots, portraits, brooches, hanging ornaments, tea light holders... or pretty much anything you want! You may learn ceramic hand-building techniques such as slabbing and pinching, modelling and coiling; you may be interested in clay sculpture or relief modelling in clay. Browse UK clay modelling courses and workshops and find your ideal creative ceramics course.

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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’ at dates to suit you. I teach industrial designers, craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their...
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Spend a weekend learning how to make clay animals using a contemporary technique that is loose, expressive and breaks all the rules. The course is great for beginners and experienced artists alike. And the best part is that you can make pretty much whatever animals you like too. WEEKENDS ALSO HAPPENING ON THE FOLLOWING DATES BUT SOLD OUT: - MAY 28/29 - JUNE 18/19 Email James to go on the waiting list though if you...
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Come and have a go at making a ceramic Green man wall sculpture from scratch. Step by step tuition is provided as well as freshly baked cake! All my courses are suitable for beginners. If you can't make the dates and have a group of between 3 and 6 people then please message me and we can arrange a workshop around you.
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Ability level 1/2 (Basic/Intermediate). The next date for this course is: Mon 17 / Tues 18 October 2016 If you have completed this course please leave a review below! Hosted by Richard Miller, a ceramic artist specialising in domestic stoneware as well as running Froyle Tiles - a business he took over in 2005 and reinvented to become a prospering bespoke tile company. Richard and his work have featured on television on a number of...
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Ability Level 2 (Intermediate) The next dates for this course are: Wed 18 / Thurs 19 May 2016 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 this...
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5 week daytime class introducing the basics of pottery. Delivered in a friendly and informal environment and accompanied by potters essential tools of tea, coffee and biscuits. Wednesday 24th February - 23rd March 2016 1.30pm - 3.30pm Each lesson is started with a demonstration of various techniques such as throwing, slab building or surface decorating. You will then be able to create a piece using any of the methods demonstrated or work on a project...
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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 -...
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An introductory course happening on the last sunday of the month, suitable for complete beginners or those who are wanting to refresh their skills. The day will introduce students to a number of different clays, their suitability for different techniques, firing ranges and workability. Students will complete projects in slab building, coiling and throwing and will also have the opportunity to do some surface decoration using coloured slips. This is a very informative day with...
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The Potter's Wheel half day course includes: Preparing the clay, learning how to centre the clay on the wheel, creating a cylinder and making shapes from the cylinder. You will make 4 to 5 pots during the half day. Beginners and more advanced all welcome. 4 star in-house accommodation - please ring for availability. Historic sites, the Botanic Garden of Wales, leisure facilities, beach and physical activity centres are all within a 20 mile radius...