This course introduces the fundamentals of hand-building and decorating techniques whilst giving you the opportunity to explore your creative ideas.
You will use a range of hand-building techniques such as pinching, coil-building and slab-building. You will be introduced to some basic techniques for decorating the clay surface using tools, coloured slips and glaze.
This course is taught through practical demonstrations, examples of work, hand-outs and hands on work. It is ideal for a beginner or refresher. No previous experience necessary.
For health and safety reasons you should wear closed footwear (no sandals or flip flops).
Aprons will be provided but it can get messy. Please bring a notebook.
*Please note the scale of the work is limited to insure all the students work fits into one kiln firing. The course cost includes all materials and two kiln firings. Students will be notified when their work is ready to collect after the course has finished. This may take up to a month depending on workload. The pick up days and times will be emailed to you.
Course cost: £108
Course date: Wednesday 27th February, Wednesday 6th March & Wednesday 13th March 2019
Course times: 6pm – 9pm
Number of places available: 12
Tutor: Alex Simpson (RCA) Alex obtained her masters in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art. She is a practicing artists and works as a ceramics teacher and technician in schools, adult education and universities. www.alex-simpson.co.uk