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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 Workshops

These courses 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.

Autumn term starts 27th and 28th September 2021
Monday 10.00 - 1.00
Tuesday 2.00 - 5.00
10 weeks
Fee £415.00
(Includes cost of clay and firings)

For more information contact Claire

Glaze Tests

Glaze Tests


Printing Tests

Printing Tests

 

 

Casting Experiments

Casting Experiments

 

 

Studio Group

 

Contemporary Ceramics
Autumn term starts 28th September 2021
Tuesday 10.00 - 1.00
10 weeks
Fee £415.00
Informal interviews by arrangement
Not suitable for beginners

For more information contact Claire

 

 


Embossed Stamps and Sprigmoulds
Embossed Stamps and Sprig moulds

Work in Progress

Studio Group
 

Studio Group

Studio Group

Short Courses

 

I offer intensive one-day or weekend 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 organic materials. Embossing and printing the surface using underglaze colours and oxides and creating structures using glass fibre. 

 

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.

 

Dates to be confirmed

For more information contact Claire


View one of the Smoke and Fire Workshops

 

 

Experimenting with Paper Clay

Experimental Paper Clay


Smoke & Fire

Smoke and Fire September 2018


Smoke and Fire September 2017

Smoke and Fire September 2017
  

Smoke & Fire

Smoke and Fire September 2016


Smoke & Fire

Smoke and Fire July 2015

 

 

 

Additional Teaching

 

Makerversity Workshops
These creative ceramic workshops have been designed by Claire to compliment the Brentford Spoon Project, hosted by the Diversity Team at Somerset House. 

Somerset House
The Strand
London WC 1LR

Read more about the Brentford Spoon Project

 

Making Spoons in Paper Clay
An opportunity to explore the delights of combining natural plant materials with porcelain paper clay and the joys of working with such an adaptable material. 

 

Workshop 1
Making Porcelain Spoons
Casting Plant Fragments in Paper Clay
Wednesday 14th July 10.30 - 4.30

 

Workshop 2 & 3
Making Spoons with Mixed Media Handles 
Embossed Detail using Plant Fragments
Saturday 17th July 10.00 - 1.00 
Thursday 22nd July 5.00 - 8.00

www.makerversity.org/events


Paper Clay

Brentford Spoon Project 2021

 

 

 

 

 

West Dean College
Chichester
West Sussex


Short Course Programme

Hand Building Large Scale Sculptural Ceramics
10th March - 13th March 2022

 

www.westdean.org.uk

 





Large Sculptural Ceramics 2018

Large Sculptural Ceramics 2017

 

Paper Clay

 

Paper Clay

Experimenting with Paper Clay 2017

 

Large Sculptural Ceramics 2018

Large Sculptural Ceramics 2018

 

 

 

Large Sculptural Ceramics 2020

Large Sculptural Ceramics 2020


Large Sculptural Ceramics 2020

Large Sculptural Ceramics 2020


 

 


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