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Ceramics Handbuilding - Beginners/Improvers (C01351-161709)

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Price: £230.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

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Weekdays/Time: Mon (13:00 to 16:00)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 10)

End Date: 10/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

This course is designed to introduce you to ceramic handbuilding techniques. The course is suitable for beginners and more experienced ceramicists. During this course you will be able to experiment with different types of clay, glazes and decorating techniques to create ceramic forms either functional or sculptural.

Entry Requirements:

For beginners or experienced artists who wish to develop their skills.

Course Content:

• You will have the opportunity to learn a range of hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab working and using press moulds
• Experiment with decorating techniques such as glazing, slip painting and develop mark making techniques exploring the visual elements of line, texture, colour and shape.
• Develop a range of making techniques working using soft clay and leather hard clay and experiment with the visual elements through the use of collage and decorating techniques for example printing on clay with under glaze and coloured slips. Resist decorating techniques with paper stencils and latex, and learn how to create interesting glazed surfaces through the use of multiple firings.
• You will develop an awareness of historical and contemporary approaches in ceramics through learning about artists.

Assessment Methods:

Please bring on your first day:
Apron or ‘workshop’ clothes, Sketch-book and drawing materials.
Brushes and clay tools, plastic bags.

You will be required to pay for your clay by weight. The price includes glazes and firing. There are additional charges for special firings.
There are starter packs available, see below for example prices.

Ceramics beginners starter pack
Earthenware Hand-building
Tools – 8 piece starter pack
Clay – 3kg
Pack price - £24

Stoneware handbuilding
Clay – 3kg
Tools – 8 piece starter pack
Pack price £26

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