Beginner's Ceramics | Ceramic Flowers | Short Course
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About the Course
We will be running a course where participants will make a small selection of ceramic flowers. These ceramic flowers are designed to fit onto bamboo cane or can be permanently fixed onto metal rods (included as part of the cost) so that they can be placed out in the garden and provide all year-round colour!
Participants will get to work with slab clay, along with some clay modelling and work with underglaze colour decoration. All the finished work will be taken back to my studio to be glazed and fired to stoneware which will render the flowers frost-proof, and will be available for collection approximately 4 to 5 weeks later.
The course is run over a weekend at the Craft Barn in Hadfield. There will be space for up to 7 participants at a cost of £60 each. All materials and aprons will be provided, along with a variety of refreshments.
After graduating from the 3D Design course at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005, I moved back to Wales to established a workshop on the family farm near Aberystwyth. I made wood-fired stoneware pots and made my own ash based glazes. In 2009 I relocated my practice to Glossop, a small town on the edge of the Peak District. Here, I set up a new workshop and started making earthenware tiles based on medieval designs. I still make pots and once a year I take a selection of pots down to Wales to fire in the wood-firing kiln.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials, equipment and tools will be provided, along with light refreshments and snacks. Plastic disposable aprons will also be provided, however please feel free to bring your own apron - and wear suitable clothing (clay can be very messy!).
This is a really enjoyable course, over two half days in a fab location. Day 1 is spent learning the basics of preparing and handling the clay and then moulding and shaping flowers, day 2 is for decorating and colouring the flowers in preparation for a final glazing. Dainiol is a great teacher, very enthusiastic and patient. I made three flowers over the session and can't wait to see how they look once glazed.
Jenny - - #7846
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