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Clay Sculpture courses

Clay sculpture courses, classes and workshops taught by independent ceramic artists all across the UK.

Kent - Next course on 18th June 2019
Intermediate mould making course, aimed at potters who are intending to start or increase their slip casting production. This is a project based course and students will need simple 2D design drawings or 3D models to start with. Two or three part moulds can be made from these designs. The course is limited to two students and takes place in the CP Ceramics Studio in rural Kent. Accommodation available in nearby village pub or Tenterden.
North Yorkshire - Next course on 4th May 2019
This course will run twice: Bank Holiday Weekend in May 4/5/6th 3 Sundays in a row: 23/30 June & 7th July In this 3 day course, you will be taught how to sculpt the human head, using specific measurement systems, working from a live model. This course will teach you how to apply clay, firstly creating the skull, forming the facial muscles, then applying the skin structure. At the end of the course , you...
Online & Kent
This intensive weekend course is designed for those who always wanted to sculpt and it is an introduction to understand shape, volume and drawing in order to create a head in clay. From absolute beginners. Online courses in Sculpture are taught on a one to one basis in a form of live demonstrations according to the skills and knowledge that each individual wishes to achieve at the end. It’s not a pre recorded lesson as...
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,...
This 2 day course enables people to make works following 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...
South Yorkshire
Carve polystyrene or build an armature using wire to create 3d forms which can be mosaiced. Small pieces can begin to be mosaiced in the weekend, large pieces will be made ready to mosaic.
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.
Lancashire - Next course on 24th August 2019
Spend the day making one or two figures. Learn techniques to make heads, limbs and clothes. This is quite an intense day so be prepared! I suggest that you bring several images of the type of person you want to make. Class size will be small to allow for one to one tuition. The figures will be fired when you have an option to return to glaze them (£15 extra) or they will be stained...
Lancashire - Next course on 7th August 2019
This is a garden ceramics day for both adults and children - you can make a range of items including a green man. Fairy doors or houses, frogs, snails and lizards are other ideas. This course is suitable for children aged 7+ but they must be accompanied by an adult up to the age of 10. Items will be fired, stained and refired, but if you want to add colour - glaze- to your pieces...