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An Introduction to Ceramics - Handbuilding and Surface Decoration

Duration: 2 days

Price: £108

Run by: London Sculpture Workshop
at London Sculpture Workshop

Thames Side Studios, Unit Zero, First Floor
Harrington Way
SE18 5NR

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About the Course

This evening course introduces the fundamentals of hand-building and decorating techniques whilst giving you the opportunity to explore your creative ideas over 4 sessions.

You will use a range of hand-building techniques such as pinching, coil-building and slab-building. You will be introduced to some basic techniques for decorating the clay surface using tools, coloured slips and glaze.

This course is taught through practical demonstrations, examples of work, hand-outs and hands on work. It is ideal for a beginner or refresher. No previous experience necessary.

Course dates:
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August

No previous experience necessary.

* This course can be followed up with the Glazing Techniques Course on 27 March or Ceramics Workshop: Intermediate Handbuilding Ceramics 23/24 March

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?

*Please note the scale of the work is limited to insure all the students work fits into one kiln firing. The course cost includes all materials and two kiln firings.

For health and safety reasons you should wear closed footwear (no sandals or flip flops). Aprons will be provided but it can get messy! Please bring a notebook.

Please note your work will not be glazed during this course. Students will be notified by email when their work is ready to collect. This may take up to a month depending on the workload. The pick up dates and times will be emailed to you. Work may be damaged during the firing process.

Course times: 6pm – 9pm

Number of places available: 12

Tutors: Alex Simpson (RCA)

Alex obtained her Masters degree in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art. She works as a technician at the RCA and at a school. Her own practice uses fired and unfired clay to create sculptures and installations.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 3rd August 2019

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