Pottery and ceramics courses, classes and workshops are taught all across the UK. Want to learn the art of making pots or ceramics pieces? Learn the techniques from experienced potters and ceramicists. Generally speaking, pottery and ceramics courses include shaping, glazing and firing a piece of clay. You may also learn about different types of pottery, such as earthenware, porcelain and stoneware. The opportunity to use a pottery wheel and throw pots, as well as learn the basic principles of clay modelling or how to design and make a ceramic mosaic may be included.
My workshops are suitable for beginners and also the more experienced mosaicist. Within the workshop you will have the option of working with glass and ceramic tiles plus the option to experiment with broken crockery and mixed media should you want to be adventurous!
Within the 2 hour class you will be taught how to cut and place your tiles and will be given direction and resources to best support you in the design and...
I will teach you the basics of throwing on the Potter's Wheel at the start of the day, followed by hand-building and coiling. You will then combine all three techniques to produce 1 sizeable finished item showcasing the techniques you have learnt.
The Day will be structured as follows (I can flex timings to suit depending on your travel arrangements):
09:00 Arrival & Prep
09:30 Throwing on the Potter's Wheel (1.5hrs)
11:00 Break (tea,...
This short course is designed to introduce you to printmaking techniques for ceramics where you will learn how to design, make and decorate cups or plates using mono-printing techniques.
The course is suitable for beginners or those who wish to develop their skills using printmaking techniques. The course covers:
• Painting using coloured slips to create mono-prints.
• Drawing with oxides to create tonal mono-prints.
• Pressing clay into plate moulds, adding fabric and texture....
A chance to sample the wondrous delights of this Japanese style of firing which takes place outdoors.
The session starts with the background history of the Raku firing and the philosophy. Your tutors will explain the glaze and firing process and glazing techniques do's and don'ts. The rest is about freeing the spirit and seeing what happens when this magical firing combines with the glaze.
You will be given three pre fired bisque pots to...
This course provides an introduction to sculpting the figure in clay. Participants will work from a life model. During day one a number of clay sketches will be made, the emphasis being on achieving proportion and gesture. Day two and three participants will look at human anatomy and will work on a final piece which can then be fired.
The course will be taught by Miranda Wakeman who is a professional sculptor and teacher with...
This course is suitable for complete beginners or students who may have done some pottery in the past. Students will be shown how to centre the clay, throw a few simple shapes such as bowls, mugs and jugs. You will also be show how to attach handles and use coloured clay slips to decorate your creations. The finished pots will be glazed and fired for you and will be available for you to...
Audrey likes her classes to be set at the pace of the individual. So whether you're completely new to working in mosaic, or whether you have done it before, you will have the support and guidance required for your needs. The day begins with refreshments and an introduction to all the materials available for you to use. This will include a wide range of glass, ceramic and stone tiles and also a selection of crockery...
Have you often had a yearning to have a go on a pottery wheel or understand what goes into making an item out of clay? Or perhaps you have been inspired by the Great Pottery Throw Down seen on BBC2? Ponder no longer the solution is right here! The very popular and successful pottery courses are run from a historic & characterful property which also house the artists studio and gallery situated on the cobbled...
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...
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Jan 21-22 (Mon-Tues)
Mar 25-26 (Mon-Tues)
Sept 16-17 (Mon-Tues)
Oct 21-22 (Mon-Tues)
Host: Jon French
Duration: 2 days
Places are restricted to a maximum of 10 to ensure sufficient one-to-one attention. Please bring: Towel, apron, your own named tools and wheelbats...