About the Course
A short one-day clay modelling course in which students will make a small selection of ceramic flowers. The flowers are designed to fit onto bamboo cane or can be permanently fixed onto metal rods so that they can be placed out in the garden and provide all year-round colour! Students will decorate the flowers with underglazes and use the sgraffito technique to add details to their finished models. All the finished flowers 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.
There will be places for up to 6 students. Please be aware that full payment is required to guarantee your place on the course. There are optional painted metal rods which can be purchased for a small fee when you come to collect your flowers.
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!)
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).
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
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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