Ceramic Birds | Short Course


Duration: 4hours (+1 hour for lunch) 10:00am-3:00pm

Price: £60

Run by: Deiniol Williams
at Deiniol Williams Ceramics

07866 266 861

Unit 23
Asquith Bottom Mills
Sowerby Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX6 3BT

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About the Course

LEVEL: Beginner.
A short one-day clay modelling course where students will learn how to create thumb pots and the various shapes needed to create a simple ceramic bird. Students will decorate the models with underglazes and use the sgraffito technique to add details to their finished models. All the finished models will be glazed and fired for you and will be available for you to pick up at a later date.

It is advisable to wear clothes you don’t mind getting clay on, however, some rather fetching plastic aprons will be provided. Please feel free to bring along your own apron if you prefer.

About The Tutor:
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. After working in the Peak District for many years, I moved in 2018 to my new studio in Sowerby Bridge (near Halifax), where I now make 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!)

There will be places for up to 6 students. Please be aware that full payment is required to guarantee your place on the course.

Light refreshments and snacks will be included, however, you will need to provide your own lunch (alternatively, there are a couple of cafes nearby in Sowerby Bridge).



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 30th June 2018

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