Learn hand building techniques at this relaxed and friendly class. This class will enable students to design and make craft pieces with both functional and decorative applications. There is a strong emphasis on good construction methods and quality finish. Techniques include pinching, slab construction, sphere builds. Suitable for complete beginners and improvers. A fun way to relax and de-stress while learning a new skill.
Week 1: Introduction. Clay and its stages. Shrinkage, Wedging, Pinch pots, rolling a slab. Sphere construction. Bisc Fire.
Week 2: Slab construction, making a box with a lid, templates. Coil building. Joining clay, score and slip.
Week 3: Hump molds, drape molds, textures. Work ready to glaze. Testing glazing. Bisc fire/glaze fire.
Week 4: Surface decoration. Making marks. Making plans for final works. Glaze Fire.
Week 5: Individual projects
Week 6: Making and glazing Final bisc fire.
Week 7: Glazing. Glaze Fire
Week 8: Glazing. Glaze Fire
Week 9: Collection of all work.
Suitable for Beginner/Intermediate
Course Day & Time: Monday evening 7.30 – 9.30
Start Date: Autumn Term 2021
Course Format: In class with tutor
Duration: 10 weeks
Tutor: Naomi Boylan