Who is it for? Anyone interested in pottery - NO experience necessary although creative skills will be beneficial.
What will I make? Find inspiration from traditional "Flatback Figures" a humble mantlepiece ornament depicting a rustic scene of figures or animals. Make a contemporary version or follow traditional examples. Personalise yours further by bringing along textured surfaces such as textiles to emboss into the clay, detailed items such as jewellery to impress decoration and embellishment into your design to leave a lasting mark in the clay to hold your special memories.
What will I learn? You will be fully supported through the making process to complete your "Flatback Figure" within this workshop. Learn traditional pottery techniques of pinching, bonding, modeling, sprigs, scraffito, extruding, impressed decoration and underglazing colour. You will have your own crafted "Flatback" example fired and glazed in my studio kiln ready to collect within a couple of weeks.
How much does it cost? £35 This includes all materials, firing, glazing, and refreshments. You are welcome to socialise afterwards - bring along a packed lunch to enjoy in the garden and take time to view the Artweeks exhibition at your leisure.
How long does it run? A two and a half hour workshop (includes a short break)
Where will it be held? Outside and undercover before the exhibition is open to the public.
How do I enrol? Payment by credit/debit card or 'PayPal' account please to be made via 'PayPal' to firstname.lastname@example.org Places limited to 10 students, these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and you will be notified when payment has been received.
When will the workshop be confirmed? Your place will be confirmed one week before the event. In the event of the workshop being under/oversubscribed or unable to take place due to unforeseen circumstances you will be sent notification of cancellation and a full refund shortly after.
Traditional examples to inspire you.