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! 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 the weekend we will make a range of clay creatures. Starting with relief pieces, we will progress to reclined/seated animals & finally onto four legged specimens. Decide what you...
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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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Sunday's 10am-12, 1-3pm or 3.30-5.30pm. Ideal for couples, families and friends, located in a charming inner London City Farm. A chance for all to have a play, learn more about pottery, and gain practical experience of working with clay. Anything made will be dried, fired and glazed for you to collect at a later date or you can return for a glazing class. This 2 hour taster session serves as a great introduction to ceramics,...
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This course will not be running in 2014.
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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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Pottery Basics with Kevin Millward Ability Level 1 (Beginner) Please get in touch for the next available date. 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...
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Starting with an existing plinth we will prepare, level and install the fire brick base. A brief chat about clay selection and dimensions and its time to get down and dirty and then the fun bit with shoes and socks off, treading the cob. Whilst this is going on we will make a sand former and everyone will take turns at every task. Now for the construction; forming cob loves we will cover the former...
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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...