This three week summer course run by Chris will be on Tuesday evenings. It is suitable for adult beginners and those with a little prior experience who would like to develop their skills further. Chris has been making tableware for around 20 years, and will assist you to develop your own unique functional pots.
Each weekly session will be from 6 – 8.30pm, and will take you through the different stages of making and finishing pots for your table and kitchen by hand and on the wheel. Small class sizes.
During the course the first week will focus on two main approaches to making functional forms: wheel throwing, and press moulding using ceramic moulds. You will be able to make forms of your choice, which could include serving bowls and trays, casseroles, jugs, vases and more!
During week two the focus will be on the construction of vessels by slab building. There will be the chance to practice your throwing further, and maybe try new forms. You will also finish your pots from the first week (trimming and refining), and add handles/spouts as appropriate. Slip decoration can be applied to the pots as required.
The last week will focus mainly on glazing your first pieces which will have been fired, and finishing off the pots from week two (these pots will be fired and glazed for you ready to collect a week or two later).
£100 per person, inclusive of materials, preparation and firings. We would recommend bringing some images of pots that you like to have an idea for a starting point. Your pieces will be fired and ready to collect a couple of weeks later.