Introduction to Hand-building course

Introduction to Hand-building course

Never experienced pottery before but want to have a go at hand building? 
This course covers the rudimentary skills required to hand build items from clay.  Techniques such as pinching, slabbing and coiling will be covered to give you a good understanding of the way that items are made. 
Sessions 1 to 4   -   2.5 Hours
Bring some ideas of what you would like to make and discuss those ideas with us.  See them come to fruition in our light and airy studio.  Your piece/s will be wrapped to keep the clay viable ready for the next sessions.
After the 4th session there will be a week off to allow for your work to dry and be biscuit fired in the kiln.
5th session   -   2.5 Hours
A session to glaze your piece/s in colours of your choice from our extensive range of brush on Amaco glazes and enhancing with glass frit if desired.
All inclusive price includes all clay and equipment, biscuit firing, glaze and glaze firing.
All tuition, equipment, tools, clay and glazes will be provided to allow you to unleash your creativity. 
The aim is to produce some pieces of work using each technique that can then be finished in Sessions 1-4, returning two weeks later once your pieces are dried and biscuit fired for glazing. We aim to get your glazed work through the kiln for you to collect about 2-4 weeks after the glazing session. 
Fun and informative    -   Always great with a friend.

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