Ceramics: four week saturday course


Duration: Four weeks Saturdays 10.30 -2.30

Price: £200

Run by: Fiona Thompson
at Cyan Clayworks

07899 892648

Cyan Clayworks
Studio 3, 2nd Floor, Beaverhall House
27 Beaverhall Rd
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH7 4JE

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About the Course

This four week course will run on Saturdays from 10.30-2.30. It will be run by both Fiona and Chris, and is aimed at both beginners and those with some experience who'd like to develop their skills. Fiona specialises in handbuilding and the surface, and Chris mainly focuses on thrown tableware and low tech print techniques. Cyan Clayworks is a non-profit space and working ceramic studio.

As an underlying structure, we will cover a range of creative ceramic techniques. As each session is four hours, it will allow us to go into more detail as and when relevant. The course will include wheel throwing, coil building, slab building, and the surface - including slip application, basic printing, stencilling and glazing. It will include planning forms and surface, learning about the different stages of working with clay, and developing your own unique pieces. Each week we will introduce a couple of processes, and you will be able to choose from all or some of these. For example, beginners may like to try all the different options to get a taste of various creative approaches. If you have prior experience of clay you may decide to take a more project based approach and narrow down your focus, or maybe revisit some areas in more depth. We will work with everyone as individuals so can help you with your particular interests, and can go into more detail on particular areas as and when required. With both of us running the course, everyone will have plenty of hands-on support with whatever they choose to work on.

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?

Materials,preparation and firings, and eventbrite fee.
Tea and coffee. Bring a snack/lunch if you like as we'll take a quick break half way through each session.


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