Tilemaking with Richard Miller of Froyle Tiles
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2018 DATES (please click the View Website link to book):
September 11-12 (Tue-Wed)
Host: Richard Miller
Duration: 2 days
Times: 9.00-16.00 approx.
Ability: Basic > Intermediate
Please bring: Your own ideas for tile designs , towel, apron, notepad, pen, means of getting your finished tiles home (e.g. cardboard crate)
Dietary requirements must be notified at time of booking otherwise random selection/s will be made for you.
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This two-day basic to intermediate level course offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the fascinating process of tile-making. Richard will begin with an introductory presentation during which he will provide a brief background to his practice and his tile company - Froyle Tiles. You will then move on to the production of a carved set of tiles. Slip decorating techniques will be explored using the designs created for carving, and you will be guided through an assortment of stencilling and inlay techniques.
Richard Miller is a ceramic artist specialising in domestic stoneware. He runs Froyle Tiles - a business he took over in 2005 and reinvented to become a prospering bespoke tile company. Richard and his work have featured on television on a number of occasions - notably on ‘Kirstie’s Vintage Home’ on Channel 4 in November 2012, and Richard was the on-screen technician for hit BBC series The Great Pottery Throw Down.
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What's included in the price?
Course materials, lunch, refreshments, preferential discounts against all of our products.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course.
Learnt lots of new skills and Richard is a great tutor!
I thought the course was going to be about making tiles and decorating them , so was pleasantly surprised that we were going to learn how to carve them.
Barbara Miller - - #3714
A splendid 2 days with excellent demonstrations by Richard in parallel with hands on experimenting. Pre- prepared tiles enabled one to try different ideas. His talk on his own ceramic journey was inspiring. The fascinating informative factory tour was a stunning addition and put a whole different perspective on ordering a bag of clay. Many thanks to Potclays and Richard.
Catriona Head - - #2471
A thoroughly enjoyable 2 days - very intense and very relaxing at the same time.
Richard is an excellent teacher whose obvious passion for his subject is infectious. His flexible approach - letting us explore ideas off-piste - was very productive. I know I have come back full of ideas and plan to try some more tile development work at home.
If PotClays could make this a 2-part workshop where we could glaze our fired tiles in the second part that would be brilliant!
Amanda Taylor - - #1216
A fantastic two-day course with an excellent tutor who provided the opportunity to tryout and practise new skills. I will continue these at home. The course had structure but it was really great that there was still flexibility to follow group interests (which we did) and as a result I am going to tackle creating tiles for a fireplace.
Lunch was great - much extra learning and discussion carried out over a variety of food.
Richard was friendly, approachable and helpful and his pre-prepared tiles were much appreciated.
Improvements - wobbly tables caused problems!
I am hoping that Potclays might consider putting on a follow-up course.
Carol Thomas - - #1215
A great course, as well as a great day out. Richard was inspiring in his enthusiasm and extremely helpful, freely sharing his knowledge. He brought lots of information in the form of books, and sample tiles from his own firm. The initial presentation was really interesting.
Lunch was sumptuous, although I would have preferred to have had a shorter lunchbreak and more time on the course. The only other thing was that the tables were rather too wobbly for comfortable working.
The day went quickly - too quickly - and I went home feeling motivated to experiment with the new techniques, and happy to have met some other people with the same interest as I.
Really enjoyable, good value for money.
Maria - - #452
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
the table layout trapped one in, as I mentioned and you needed a rubbish bin earlier, however the equipment was good and space was fine. Resource material was good.
Content of course was good, I learnt a good deal.
A bit more structure would be good as people tended to get information in groups and I wasn't sure what we were going to be doing so I could plan my time better. However we had plenty of time and it was relaxed and the tutor was enthusiastic and approachable and helpful.
Lunch was very nice but if the fee could be less I would have a plainer lunch. I am not so bothered about that.
Yes, it was value for money.
I would recoment it to others.
To improve, I can't think of anything other than the above.
Sarahthompson - - #374
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Course Start DatesTuesday 11th September 2018
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