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Ceramics at The Museum

Teaching has always been an important part of my creative life. Sharing ideas with others, and passing on skills and techniques, is something that I enjoy. My studio and its location have given me the freedom to design a series of small specialised classes and workshops for students who want to explore a wide range of decorative and sculptural skills and experimental firing techniques. I have built a sound framework for learning here at the Museum, and have established the right balance between teaching and making. I encourage a relaxed atmosphere and I focus on students individual needs and a shared group experience. 

 


 

 

 

Experimental Ceramic Workshop

This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way, using a variety of hand building and mould making techniques. Looking at how to achieve a variety of surfaces, exploring texture, colour and glaze with an emphasis on test pieces within the making.

There will be an opportunity to work with paper clay as part of this process, working on personal design projects; supporting the development of individual ideas. Students will be encouraged to use sketchbooks for their research and to document all experiments and tests.


Summer term starts 8th April 2018

Monday 10.00 - 1.00
10 weeks
Fee £350.00
(Includes cost of clay and firings)

For more information contact Claire

Smoke & Fire

Glaze Tests
Press moulding with fragments of clay
Press moulding with fragments of clay
Part of the Hammer the Feather Project

 

Claire hand building on location

Claire hand building on location
Spindle Project

 

 

 

Studio Group

 

Contemporary Ceramics
12 weeks Tuesday 10.00 - 1.00
6 students

Informal interviews by arrangement

Not suitable for beginners


Summer term starts 10th April 2018

For more information contact Claire

 

Work in Progress

Studio Group


Completed work with glaze tests

Completed work with glaze tests


Ceramic Workshop at the Economiser House

An introduction into the methods and creative
potential of handbuilding in clay.

Summer term starts 10th April 2018

Tuesday
2.00 – 5.00
10 weeks
£350.00
(includes cost of clay and firings)

level  - suitable for all

For more information contact Claire

Ceramic Workshop at the Economiser House

Ceramic Workshop at the Economiser House


Short Course

This year I am introducing two intensive one-day courses that explore very different approaches to the firing and making process.

Using a variety of different materials to create dynamic surfaces and textural effects.

 

Experimenting with Paper Clay
An introduction into the creative possibilities of such
a versatile medium. Experiment with casting paper-thin fragments using seedpods and other organic materials. Embossing and printing the surface using underglaze colours and oxides.

Sunday 9th September
10.00 - 5.00

Fee £100.00 
Booking form sent on request 
£50.00  booking fee required 

 

Smoke Firing with Saggers
An opportunity to smoke fire your ceramic pieces in an alternative firing process using saggars made from clay, cloth, metal and paper. Experimenting with a variety of combustible materials and colourants to create unique surface patterns, using resist and printing techniques.

Sunday 16th September
10.00 - 5.00

Fee £100.00 
Booking form sent on request 
£50.00  booking fee required 

 

 


View one of the Smoke and Fire Workshops

 

Smoke & Fire

Smoke and Fire July 2015


Smoke & Fire

Smoke & Fire

Smoke & Fire

Smoke and Fire September 2016

 

 

Additional Teaching

 

West Dean College
Chichester
West Sussex


Short Course Programme

Hand building large scale sculptural ceramics
15th March - 18th March 2018

 

www.westdean.org.uk

 




Paper Clay

 

Paper Clay
Experimenting with Paper Clay 2017

 

 


Large Sculptural Ceramics 2017



Ceramic Workshop



 


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