Course Start DatesSaturday 15th February 2020
About the Course
This is a full day workshop creating a couple of items using the slip cast process.
Slip casting is a way of producing identical pieces or for mass production. In this workshop you will learn about pouring liquid slip into moulds and releasing the pot later and preparing it for the kiln.
You will also explore painting with coloured slips onto a mould before casting your item to decorate your pot without the need for coloured glazes.
There will be various moulds to choose from including mugs, cups and saucers, animals and vases.
TIME: 10am - 4.30pm
Alison is an experienced ceramic and stained glass artist with a BA (hons) degree in Fine Art who has taught adult education, primary schools and classes for students with learning difficulties. She has a wealth of experience and would love to help bring the creative side out of you!
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?
Light refreshments are included in the price although you must bring a packed lunch with you. Aprons are provided.
Items will be priced on your choice. The item will be fired and clear glazed before either you pick it up or I can post it on to you at additional cost.
Alison is a fantastic tutor, patient and very knowledgeable. The course was amazing, all the pupils were friendly and the day passed too quickly. Had a great time and will definitely be booking on another course.
Chris Whaite - - #26100
Alison is an excellent teacher. The course was informative and a lot of fun. There was a huge selection of moulds to choose from. I chose to make some hedgehogs that were ever so cute. I look forward to seeing the finished products. Would recommend this workshop.
Michelle Butler - - #26068
Enjoyable and informative. Friendly atmosphere, good fun with lovely people. Excellent tutor. A marvellously creative and productive day. I would highly recommend this course!
Jules Holland Oxbrough - - #26027
Marvellous, marvellous, marvellous. Knew nothing about slip-casting at the start and left having made two brilliant pots, one of which I painted with coloured slips.
Atmosphere - as alway, so relaxing and therapeutic.
Teacher - well, Alison is second to none. Nobody is a a good as she is at instructing you in all the intricacies and answering all your questions (very patiently).
Recommendation - go, learn, enjoy, love and of course, return.
Vivienne Moghal - - #26025
Arty Alison planned this event so well... All the tools, materials and heaps of inspirational examples for a very pleasurable time crafting things more beautiful and funky than I could have hoped for!
Looking forward to going back next week for the glazing and finishing.
Katie B - - #6646
I have been to various events with this lovely lady. She is kind and patient with adults and children alike and inspires you to create beautiful pieces. Great opportunity to learn skills and produce Christmas presents! Will definitely come again .
Alison Cooper - - #6633
Absolutely brilliant experience. Plenty of materials supplied and great instruction. Alison is the perfect teacher and host. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. I will be back.
Gillian Oliver - - #6628
Enjoyed the course so much I didn't want to leave! Alison is very warm and welcoming, and was great at explaining all the essentials for me to make decorations that I am really proud of. I haven't been on a course like this before, and the help and guidance given was immeasurable, but was given without the feel of someone breathing down my neck. There was a huge range of cutters, stamps and fabrics to work with, and lots of inspirational samples decorating the room. The room is spacious yet cosy and the cakes and drinks went down a treat! A perfect course for all ages and all abilities. I will be back!!
Stephanie McCormack - - #6624
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