About the Course
Learn how to make stunning clay tiles/panels with pockets or indentations incorporated into the surfaces that contain melted glass.
Your work will be fired in a kiln to melt the glass, creating a lustrous surface which contrasts beautifully with the matt clay. An opportunity to create a series of small pieces or focus on something more ambitious, working on your own ideas or using one of Peter's designs. You can bring your own bits of coloured glass (even small pieces of bottle glass look great).
All abilities welcome!
Peter Garrard hand builds sculptural and functional pieces for the home and garden from his studio in Gloucester using a range of coiling and slab building techniques. He has exhibited widely across the region including Fresh Air at Quenington and at New Brewery Arts. He was awarded a first class degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in 3D design and studied Ceramics at Alfred University, USA. He has extensive experience teaching Art and Design and Ceramics in secondary and in further education.
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on 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?
There may be a small charge depending on how much additional glass you use. Bring along your own bits of coloured glass if you have some, even bottle glass! All other tools and materials provided.
You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio and a £5 voucher to spend in our cafe is included!
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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