These classes are for all abilities. During the first few weeks I will take you through basic techniques in hand-building, decoration and wheel work. After this, students will be encouraged to follow their own projects and develop their skills with my guidance.
There will be a maximum of 4 students per class.
What will I learn?
- Clay preparation (wedging)
- How to make pots on a wheel (throwing)
- Hand-building techniques including pinch pots,...
In Design Studios throughout the World, a Car, Van, Truck or Bus 3D design is still developed using clay models, which are crafted or refined by a team of skilled modellers. Scale and Full-size Clay models are used for both Exterior & Interior designs.
The ‘Super-Clay’ used by the professional differs greatly from many other clays. It is soft when heated, and soon cools to become easy to sculpt with knife, wire tools or rakes....
This 2 day course enables people to glaze works made on the Hand building course or to bring along pre-fire work to glaze.
You will learn about different glazes, oxide and raw materials and how to apply. A short demonstration will help to understand the variety of glazes and applications.
Come and learn with Nathalie Vin, a well known international mosaic artist how to make a 3D mosaic model using metal mesh, fabric materials or polystyrene.
This is a course where you will learn how to create a 3D mosaic model using either metal mesh, fabric or polystyrene. Once your model is created, Nathalie will guide and inform you how to design your own 3D model, how to sculpt tiles to precision using a hammer...
Students of all levels are offered a day creating in clay with Sue Mundy. Using a variety of hand-bulding techniques, including pinching, coiling and slabbing you will be able to produce several pieces of work. These may be functional or sculptural and will be loosely based on designs from the natural world. Sue trained at North Staffordshire University and has been making her own work and running courses for over 25 years.
With an emphasis on independent working, the tutor takes a step back to allow experienced students freedom to develop ideas fully. This course is suitable for those who have a Foundation Arts degree or with an established artistic practice, who wish to reinvigorate and develop their creative approaches, skills and ideas within a supportive peer group. This course can be paid in instalments
Who is this course for
This course is for students who have...
This is for people with some experience who would really like to work to a set program/project to accomplish a body of work.
We will start with coffee and discussion of what you would like to make.
We will break for lunch at 1pm, which we will provide.
Then the afternoon will be spent finalising your work ready for bisque firing. The cost of the session includes returning to glaze and decorate whatever you have...
During the course, students will create an animal sculpture from recycled textiles & Powertex art products, suitable for outdoor display once dry.
Students will be able to chose between a Highland Cattle, Sheep or Bison sculpture. We will cover a number of techniques including simple armature making, mixing air-drying clay, clay sculpting, wet dip textile sculpting, material selection, & mixing/dry brushing with pigments to add colour.
The course is ideal for beginners, new to Powertex....
Learn how to create your own street scene. Figure stencils, typeface and a wide range of textural materials will enable you to create a finely detailed clay panel. You can work from one of Peter’s designs, bring in a photo of a specific building or just let your imagination run wild. Peter will show you how to add colour in your own time. No experience necessary. All materials and tools are provided.
You can turn...