This seven week course run by Fiona will be on Wednesday evenings, and is suitable for adult beginners and those with a little prior experience who would like to develop their skills further. Each weekly session will be from 6 – 8.30pm, and cover a different process each week. Fiona will demonstrate all the processes, and you will then be able to make pieces of your own design. Small class sizes so lots of hands – on support; all materials and tools provided; and all work fired for you.
During the course the main focus will be on different approaches to handbuilding; coil building, press moulding and slab construction. Beginners will learn the basics of construction and refining the pieces before decorating, and those with prior experience will be able to build on what they have learned previously, perhaps working on a bigger scale, developing new shapes, or refining forms further. There will also be the chance to learn the basics of wheelthrowing. Surface decoration will include applying coloured slips, simple monoprinting, stencilling and markmaking at the prefired stage, and glazing.
£215 per person, inclusive of materials,preparation and firings.