Course Provider: Josie Warshaw Ceramics
Contact Name: Josie Warshaw
Kingsgate Workshops Trust
110-116 Kingsgate Road. Studio 43
Greater London Clement
Course Length: 3.5 hours (one afternoon)
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This friendly, relaxed, workshop takes place in a peaceful studio in the Kingsgate Workshops Trust building. This taster type clay session is a great way to get away from the busy world outside for a few hours. By the end of this session you will have completed a bowl using the pinching and coiling method. This session can be treated as a one off or something you can repeat. If the course is booked with a friend or as a group there is a reduction in price.
You will be guided through making a bowl using the coiling technique by joining, then pinching out ropes of soft clay. The clay wall is then pared to obtain a satisfying curve, that can be scratch decorated or slip painted on the same day with your personal design. You will have guidance each step along the way.
When your bowl is made you will decorate its finished surface within the same session. The variety of techniques to decorate your bowl using ceramic colour will be demonstrated. The design is of the makers choice. Your bowl can also be left blank or have a written inscription onto its surface. A decorated bowl is an excellent celebratory gift to give to a friend or a relative, or you can use it yourself !
When you have made your bowl it will be glazed for you. There is an additional option to Raku fire work that is made. Finished work can be posted or collected.
This session can be treated as a one off or something you can repeat.
About the Teacher .............
After training at Harrow School of Art Josie Warshaw established her studio at Kingsgate Workshops Trust. Over the years she has combined her studio practice with teaching in adult educational settings including; Camberwell School of Art, Camden Arts Centre, The Architectural Association and The City Lit. Her commissioned history, techniques and technical overview, books; “The Complete Practical Potter” and “Beginners Ceramic Handbook” have been translated and sold in countries around the world and are available for purchase in a number of different languages. Josie continues to offer relaxed and friendly teaching and studio time to beginners and more advanced students at her Kingsgate studio. Lessons are offered to individuals and small groups in hand-building, throwing and surface decoration.
What's included in the price?
The price of this course includes:
The cost of materials for making and decorating your bowl.
An Initial biscuit firing
Glazing carried out on your behalf
A final glaze firing
Tea and biscuits or fruit
Cost does not include packing and postage (£10) if you wish for your finished bowl to be posted to you once it is fired