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.
- Next course on 25th January 2019
Ever wished you could throw pots successfully at the potter's wheel? Well, now you can!
Richard Gibson MA is a qualified ceramicist with over 20 years' experience of throwing clay pots and producing all manner of fine art made in clay. There is nothing as soothing or as therapeutic as sitting at the potter's wheel and throwing pots. This days course will give you a head start on some of the essential techniques required to...
I began teaching a few sculpture courses each summer over 4 years ago. It is nothing smart, only 4 people in my working studio at any time. There is often a vast mix of abilities, often no experience – sometimes a lot! There is always a lot to learn from another sculptors’ way of working, some things may be relevant!
We each start by rolling out a pancake of clay and making an owl, to...
These classes are for all abilities. During the sessions I will take you through basic techniques in hand-building, decoration and wheel work. There will be a maximum of 4 students per class.
What will I learn?
- Hand-building techniques including pinch pots, slab building and coiling
- How to make pots on a wheel (throwing)
- Decorative techniques on green-ware (unfired clay) including Sgraffito, inlay, paper resist, printing and stamping
- Glazing and decorative techniques...
The classes run termly on a Tuesday evening 6.30-9.00 or Wednesday 4.30-6.30. They are aimed at beginners and intermediates who would like to gain confidence to create their own artwork and those who want to gain new skills. Beginners will have an introduction to a range of different materials, disciplines and styles in art history. Intermediates will be encouraged to develop their skills and explore project based work.
Materials and methods offered include drawing, painting,...
- Next course on 24th January 2019
This course is ideal for beginners with an interest in ceramics and who wish to participate in an enjoyable practical ceramics course.
You will have the opportunity to develop skills in hand building principals, coiling, slab building, pinching and surface relief for ceramics including under glazing and glazing. You will be given the opportunity towards the end of the course to develop a final piece in your `Guided making time`, which will be linked to...
This course is suitable for all, from beginners to more experienced. Techniques such as slab building, pinching, coiling, press moulding, surface texture, colour and glazing are covered in the five weeks. From here, you are able to develop your own creativity with the material and are encouraged to explore your own interests and ideas. The class sizes are small (6 max) so advice and technical help is always there when needed.
Monday evenings 7-9.30pm 11th...
This course is a hands on two-day intensive course on Silicone Mould Making, focusing on casting and mould making using silicone rubber moulds.
Silicone is a versatile material that enables you to make highly detailed moulds that are flexible and can be used to make many casts. During the course you will identify various rubber mould making techniques including:
Solid rubber moulds.
Skin moulds with plaster jackets.
Cavity moulds with plaster Jackets.
You will identify...
The day will cover the following elements:
- Clay preparation
- Centring the clay
- Throwing cylinders with the aim of producing forms of even thickness.
- Developing basic forms
- Wiring pots off the wheel
There is a maximum of two places available to book for this course per workshop, giving the opportunity for really focused tuition. If booking for one person you have the option to bring someone with you to observe.
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 ideas and small batch ceramic production projects.
I teach ‘one-to-one’ at dates to suit you. I'm very flexible on tuition dates and...
Hello! I’m Richard from Twisted Earth Ceramics and I am based in West Yorkshire, just a short distance from Leeds and Bradford. I make hand-crafted animal sculptures all of which begin life from a single block of clay. I am fully mobile and work from several sites across Yorkshire and beyond!
Why not spend the day learning how to make a sculpture to be proud of using a technique that is fun, expressive and gets...