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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’ 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 13th & Sun 14th June SOLD OUT - Sat 10th Sun 11th October The technique I use is really expressive, loose and breaks all the rules - I love it and it is these qualities that bring the pieces to life. Over the course of the weekend we will make a range...
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Ability level 1/2 (Basic/Intermediate) Please get in touch for the next available date! 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 move on to the...
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Ability Level 2 (Intermediate) This two-day Mouldmaking & Slipcasting course runs on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 August 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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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: Beginner - Advanced This one-day sculpting course runs on Tuesday 8th September 2015 A brand new full-day workshop (9.30-16.00 approx.) aimed at all abilities focussing on translating drawing into clay. Participants should bring along a photo of themselves and a picture of a bird of their choice. They will then sketch ideas and explore a caricatured portrait in clay of which to be proud. Basic drawing skills are required. Incorporating a one-hour projector...
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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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Every course begins informally with an excellent three course dinner and plenty of wine, giving a chance to settle in and meet your fellow potters. This is usually a group of between 6-8, some total beginners, others with potting experience. Each morning, after a substantial breakfast (or not if you can't face it!) tuition begins. The timetable each day follows a similar pattern starting with demonstrations, which are followed by tuition and making. A combination...
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...