'Clay as a Canvas'
Discover how to use underglaze colours on unfired and fired clay to create decorative ceramic pictures or simple vessels. Ceramic artist Kate Schuricht will show you how to use intermixable ceramic underglaze pigments on unfired 'green' clay and apply relief and texture to make a range of effective ceramic collages. To finish the day, you can make a simple hand built vessel from your printed slabs.
This workshop would especially suit beginners and intermediate level as well as artists who want to discover a new medium.
The Cowshed Workshop is set in the beautiful Kent countryside, near the pretty market town of Tenterden.
Maximum student group size is 5. There is ample space in The Cowshed to allow for social distancing. Visors, hand sanitisers and aprons will be provided as well as your own set of tools and equipment.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials and firings are included in the cost of the course.
To comply with current Coronavirus guidelines on social distancing, the group size will be restricted to 5. Visors and aprons will be provided, as well as all necessary sanitising products.
Please bring your own flask of tea/coffee or cold drink as well as a packed lunch.
All work will be fired /glazed and returned to The Cowshed for collection. If you are not local, then Kate can arrange to pack up and send the work to you for an additional cost.
5 hours (10:00am to 3:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
A thoroughly enjoyable course, in a beautiful setting. Lots of equipment provided and Kate helped in giving inspiration to help with decoration of pottery. There was enough time to sit, relax, have a cup of tea and experiment with paints and techniques. I would definitely do this course again and found Kate to be an excellent teacher.
Response from Kate Schuricht Ceramics:Thanks for your feedback and thoughts, Katharine. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the workshop and I was impressed by how productive you were! There are some of your lovely pieces being glazed in the studio as I write, and they will soon be ready to send back to you. I hope to see you again at another workshop.
I always love Kate's workshop. They are well organised, and Kate's careful preparation means everything you need is readily available, so you can focus on creating with clay in a safe and relaxing environment. She is a thoughtful and inspiring teacher/potter, passionate about sharing her enthusiasm for ceramics. Clay as a canvas focused on using a variety of glazes and exploring a range of techniques that can be used on mainly unfired but also fired clay. I found it really useful to just experiment with the glazes with the added benefits of working with others doing the same!
Response from Kate Schuricht Ceramics:H Kirsty. Thanks for the kind and helpful feedback. It was good to see all the students experimenting with the underglaze colours onto leather hard clay and really pushing the materials to see what could be achieved. It is a really versatile technique and helps to get colour onto the pieces at an early stage, so I am glad that you enjoyed the process.
Kate’s course was both relaxing and inspiring. She has a great way of teaching you without feeling like you need to remember. Everything feels very experiential and fluid.
I always learn so much from Kate because her experience of working with clay is very extensive but also because she really wants to see each person grow as an artist.
I can’t wait to see how my glazes have turned out once fired and hope to be able to attend another course very soon
Response from Kate Schuricht Ceramics:Thanks for your feedback, Jo. It was so rewarding to see your designs and clay pieces develop over the course of just one day. It was a very productive session all round.
So nice to be able to attend in person. Kate took real care with preparation, hygiene, and COVID security. Felt totally safe. Learned lots of new techniques and was able to follow my own inspiration with very helpful suggestions and guidance. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to go way beyond dipping in a glaze bucket!
Response from Kate Schuricht Ceramics:I am so glad that you enjoyed your day and learnt some new creative processes. I hope that you can use the techniques in your NVQ course and continue to develop your ideas. It was great seeing the 3D work you made. Happy making!
Kate is inspiring and fun. She manages to share her knowledge without being intimidating. We were given a wide choice of materials and encouraged to experiment and play. It was a lovely way to spend a day !In the current Covid situation she was meticulous without being bossy we felt perfectly safe throughout.
Response from Kate Schuricht Ceramics:Thank you, Jill. It was lovely seeing you so immersed in making some really beautiful pieces. I am glad you enjoyed your day and felt that you had discovered some new materials and techniques. I hope to see you again at another workshop!
Ceramic workshops with Kate are something I always look forward to. She is so knowledgable about her craft that I feel I can ask any question about any aspect of ceramics in general and she will have an answer for me. Kate creates a very relaxed atmosphere in which to work with a great choice of materials to use as well as interesting tools to use for mark making. The main thing, though, that I totally appreciate is that she allows me to explore my ideas and experiment, which as an artist myself is so very important. If I need any help, Kate is always on hand with excellent guidance. The whole experience is thoroughly enjoyable.
Response from Kate Schuricht Ceramics:Thanks, Karen, it's always a pleasure to teach you and it has been really exciting to see your ceramics develop. Looking forward to some more adventures in clay with you.......
I learnt so much about working with clay, using textures, and engobe paints and even some experimentation with porcelin clay. I am already looking forward to more workshops with Kate who is an inspiring tutor and helps you achieve the results you want whilst encouraging experimentation.