Christmas tealights and lanterns

Christmas tealights and lanterns
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Description

Enjoy making Christmas lantern and tealight holders to style your home this festive season. Porcelain is beguiling – it’s whiteness and translucency attract the eye and it has a fascinating history involving industrial espionage and cutting edge science. It helped to change the drinking habits of entire cultures and to shape an empire.

Tricky to work with, however with the right tools, the right guidance and the right project, the effort is most definitely worth it. The translucency of porcelain works so well with light sources – so tealight holders and lanterns are ideal. Debbie will show you how to roll out slabs of clay, apply texture by impressing, carving and piercing the porcelain and to how to use formers to create the lanterns and tealight holders. We can also sneak in a hanging tree decoration or 2 as well!

There will be demonstrations of each texture and individual guidance throughout. The tutor will provide all the materials and equipment you will need.

Debbie will fire and return your pieces in time for Christmas.

The materials are not included in the ticket price: the material and firing charge is £35 and is payable to the tutor on the day. You can pay by cash, card or bank transfer.

What to bring:

An apron

Pencil & paper

Debbie suggests you have short nails as longer nails can make working with clay just that little bit harder. Please treat your hands to a good quality handcream, as clay is very drying on the hands.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

All other materials not specified for students to bring

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you would like to share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them, so you can share this on social media and tag us.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the 'Chat with the Maker' button. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

Level: Beginner and up

Number of students: 10

Maker

Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops

Venue

Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
Reading
Berkshire
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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