This short taster class is aimed at complete beginners, as an introduction to working with clay. The session will offer a hands-on survey of some different approaches to ceramics.
Firstly we will introduce you to working on a flat clay surface, making and decorating handmade tiles. We will show you some simple techniques for applying coloured slips, and using a variety of tools to create pattern, marks and texture.
We will also use a pressmould to make a simple dish, which you will be able to decorate using the same techniques as on the tiles.
Also included will be an introduction to the basics of throwing; everyone will make a small pot on the wheel. You will be given one to one support while on the wheel.
Limited class sizes (four places only in this class), so lots of hands on support. Your work will be fired and glazed ready to collect a few weeks later. You’ll be notified by email and will then have a month to collect your pieces.
£45 per person, inclusive of booking fee, materials,preparation, glazing and firings.