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Image for Plaster Mould Making for Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley
Have your ceramic shape ideas transformed from sketches into plaster moulds ready for slip casting, or attend an in-depth course to be taken through this process with expert guidance. With over 30 years’ experience as a professional ceramic shape designer, product developer and educator, I’m able to assist all makers with their ceramic design projects. I teach ‘one-to-one’ at dates to suit you. I can assist industrial designers, craft potters, students or anyone wishing to...
Image for Advanced Throwing with David Frith
Next course on 24th July 2017
*If you have completed this course please leave a review below!* Host: David Frith Duration: 3 days Times: 9.00-16.00 approx. Ability: Advanced Guidelines: To attend this course you should be a 'proficient thrower' able to comfortably and quickly throw a range of basic, medium sized forms. Please bring: Towel, apron, notepad, pen, means of getting your work home (e.g. fruit crate lined with corrugated card if necessary) Important information: 1. Due to popular demand, this...
Image for Basic Throwing with Kevin Millward
Next course on 4th April 2017
*If you have completed this course please leave a review below!* Host: Kevin Millward Duration: 2 days Times: 9.00-16.00 approx. Ability: Basic Please bring: Towel, apron, notepad, pen, means of getting your work home (e.g. fruit crate lined with corrugated card if necessary) Important information: 1. Please ensure you notify us of dietary requirements at time of booking 2. Read full details of our courses including booking T&Cs on our website 3. If there is...
Image for Nuno Felted or Warm Woolly Scarves
This scarf making day is ideal for beginners or more advanced felter. 10am - 3.30pm Please see website for dates- Enquiries and group bookings Nuno felting is a Japanese fabric felting technique. It melds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk. This creates a lightweight felt that can totally cover the background fabric or be used to create a decorative design. Although the scarf is lightweight it can be worn in...
Image for Pop-Up Pottery Studio
Staffordshire potter Caroline, of EarthFireCeramics, will expertly guide you through some of the various techniques to get you started on your ceramic journey. From pinch pots, coiling and slabwork to clay decoration using slips and glazes you will work at a steady and relaxed pace to create some wonderful objects to be proud of. Class dates: Tuesdays (7.00pm - 9.00pm): Fridays (1.0pm - 3.00pm): 2nd/9th/16th, 23rd May 5th/12th/19th May 6th/13th/20th/27th June 9th/16th/23rd/30th June 4th/11th/18th July...
Image for Basic Saddle Stitching with Nigel Armitage
During this one to one course a more focused instruction into the traditional Saddle Stitch will be given. Whilst 8 hours is not enough to cover of all the techniques and processes, you will have sufficient instruction and appreciation of the principals to continue at your own pace. During the course you will gain an understanding of the tools, techniques and applications used to achieve the saddle stitch. Nigel Armitage is registered with and insured...
Image for Jewellery Workshops with Angela Smith
Jewellery designer for over 20 years, and a Theo Paphitis 'Small Business Sunday' #sbs winner on twitter Learn how to make beaded earrings, necklaces and bracelets - after a brief demonstration showing you the basic techniques in beaded jewellery making - you can then have a go to make your own items of jewellery, choosing from a large selection of beads - with guidance! These workshops are enjoyable, sociable and best of all you come...
Image for Silver Clay Beginners Course - Lori Ridgway
Next course on 21st June 2017
Learn to make your own beautiful solid silver jewellery from Art clay silver. This is a very versatile medium, so the possibilities are endless! Friendly instruction in a beautiful surrounding They will all be held at my fully equipped studio in the Staffordshire countryside in a 400 year old converted barn. I am fully qualified in the Art Clay Silver Diploma and have been making silver clay jewellery for a few years now. I have...
Image for Lampwork Beadmaking Full Day Introduction
This is a full day intensive course to give you an introduction to bead making and lampwork. All aspects of glass bead making for beginners will be covered, tools & equipment, health & safety, types of glass etc followed by demonstration and practice of basic tasks such as pulling stringers and making various types of basic beads. At the end of the course you will have made several styles of bead and be familiar with...
Image for Tile Making with Richard Miller of Froyle Tiles
Next course on 24th October 2017
*If you have completed this course please leave a review below!* Host: Richard Miller Duration: 2 days Times: 9.00-16.00 approx. Ability: Basic > Intermediate Please bring: Towel, apron, notepad, pen, boards to get your work home (corrugated card ideal) Important information: 1. Please ensure you notify us of dietary requirements at time of booking 2. Read full details of our courses including booking T&Cs on our website 3. At the end of the course an...