Pottery Basics with Jacqui Atkin
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Host: Jacqui Atkin
Please bring: Towel, apron, notepad, pen
Dietary requirements must be notified at time of booking otherwise random selection/s will be made for you.
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This full-day ‘back-to-basics’ course has been tailored specifically for teachers and other educators with little or no formal ceramics training or classroom equipment. However, it is also ideal for all those new to ceramics. It covers all the basics of the pottery making process, step-by-step; from the tools you will need, preparation of the clay, handbuilding techniques and ideas for British Curriculum relevant projects to glazing of the finished pieces and how to use a kiln, Health & Safety considerations and much more. Bring your individual questions and queries along - they’re more than welcome. This course will build your confidence and fire your enthusiasm for ceramics, leaving you raring to go! You’ll leave with an information pack containing a summary of everything discussed, for your future reference.
Jacqui Atkin is an internationally respected potter, well-known for her many books on ceramic processes and techniques. She currently works as consultant editor for the new ceramics magazine Clay Craft. Jacqui is an established maker in her own right who has taught widely in further education, presenting workshops and specialist courses in hand building techniques and low temperature firing methods for the past 20 years. Her latest book ‘Making Pottery You Can Use’ was published in 2017.
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What's included in the price?
Course materials, lunch, refreshments, preferential discounts against all of our products.
I have been playing with clay for a couple of years and done various courses with different teachers. I learnt more on this course than I have on all of my other courses! The tutor, Kevin, was able to answer all questions posed to him, he is certainly passionate about his subject and takes the time to explain each process used throughout the day. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of ceramics and easily handled the different abilities in the class.
The facilities provided by Potclays are excellent - and the lunch was really good too! Nice to be able to pop into the shop and buy supplies and all staff I spoke with were brilliant.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable class. Basic - yes, but I gained lots of knowledge and inspiration to bring home with me! I am looking forward to booking more courses with Kevin and Potclays in the future, they are really worth it.
Liz Wills - - #4546
Thank you Kevin, I learnt just the things I needed to at this stage. Many thanks.
Fiona Matthews - - #1588
Superb course .Very informative ,interesting and enjoyable. A fantastic introduction to the world of ceramics . Thank you .
Ali allsop - - #1577
It was an enjoyable day where I learnt new things and confirmed things I thought I knew but wasn't sure!
Juliet Bennett - - #750
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