During this comprehensive eight week course you be guided and enabled to use a range of handbuilding techniques including pinching, coiling, slabbing and use of press and hump moulds. You will also be able to try out wheelwork if you wish or develop your skills if you already know the basics. You can explore the many ways of using texture and decorative techniques in your work.
Week 1 – Health & safety, pinch pots, coiling and use of hump & press moulds & preparing clay for wheelwork,
Week 2 – wheelwork, slabwork, adding texture
Weeks 3-8 – continuing tu use handbuilding and wheelwork techniques, adding colour with slips and glazes
Week 6 is the last week for starting new projects. This is to allow projects to be finished by the end of the course.
The course runs on the following dates:-
Pottery is a messy business!! Please dress for outdoor play! Please bring an Apron or old shirt with you to protect your clothes, and also an old hand towel.
We are delighted that Fiona Scanlan, ceramic artist, is teaching at Sundragon again in the year. Join her class, and get to explore and play with clay. You will learn many of the techniques associated with creating objects from clay. This is also a great introduction to studio life at Sundragon, and a beginning point if you are thinking of becoming a member.