Course Start DatesTuesday 10th March 2020
About the Course
This workshop will take you on an exploration of colour and texture within ceramics as you learn how to mix your own unique blend of clay and create marbled effects. We will then use the process of slab building over plaster moulds to make a set of three nestling plates – dinner, side, and dessert – showcasing the swirly patterns of your clay canvas. The last session will introduce you to the art of glazing in order to finalise your pieces, making them functional and food-safe.
Week 1: Clay Preparation & Marbling
Week 2: Making Plates
Week 3: Glazing
All sessions take place in our new studio in the Jewellery Quarter and run for 2.5 hours on Tuesday over 3 consecutive weeks. The course is suitable for adults who have no prior experience of working with clay as well as intermediate makers who would like to learn new skills.
Working with clay is a messy business, remember to bring an apron and trim long nails as they can get in the way of your creative expression. All materials and the firing of your pieces are included in the price. Please bear in mind that it could take up to a month after the end of the course for your pots to go through the final glaze kiln before you can collect them.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Unlimited amount of clay to play with
Tools and specialist protection wear
Detailed demonstrations and one-to-one guidance
Glazing and firing of 3 plates per person
Tea, coffee and light snacks
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