Delicate textured porcelain

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Description

Porcelain is beguiling - its translucency and strength have appealed in equal measure to ceramic collectors over the centuries. It was first made during the Chinese Tang dynasty and developed and improved through the following centuries. It is used in both liquid and solid form and it’s the solid variety we will be using in this workshop. Debbie will give some historical background to porcelain, with contemporary examples. She will demonstrate slab rolling and joining techniques and how to draw and use templates. She will also show you how to use texture and oxides to decorate and colour your work. During the afternoon, you will be able to choose which colour glaze you would like for your work. Please note that the cost of clay and firings are not included in the workshop fee. The approximate cost of these will be £25, payable to the tutor during the course. What to bring: A packed lunch An apron, pencil & paper. Please treat your hands to a good quality handcream, as clay is very drying on the hands. The cost of clay and firings are not included in your course fee. The approximate cost of these will be £25, payable to the tutor during the course. The tutor will fire and glaze the Teapots with a transparent glaze and return them to Micklems Farm for collection roughly 4 weeks after the workshop.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day: - All tools, moulds and underglazes and any other materials not specified for the 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 share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us on social media. 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 contact page on the Micklems Farm messages. 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: beginners and up Number of students: 10

Duration

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

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available

Maker


A unique venue in the Berkshire countryside offering a range of creative workshops and flowers from our very own cutting garden.

Venue

Micklems Farmhouse, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9YD

Suitable for

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