Ceramic Handbuilding // 6 Week Course // All Levels inc. Beginners
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This course will guide you through the process of making ceramics and pottery using handbuilding techniques such as pinch-forming, coiling, and slab decoration. You will be guided through the process of forming and finishing pots and sculptures, and using coloured slips, underglaze and glazing techniques to apply surface designs and decoration to your work. Your work will be fired and you will be able to collect 3-4 weeks after the course.
Week 1 // Introduction to the studio and the ceramic process. Pinch-forming, coiling, and press moulding.
Week 2 // Building with soft slabs, making and altering cylinder forms, and creating textured surfaces.
Week 3 // Fettling and finishing all work to date, ready for bisque firing
Weeks 4 + 5 // Making and finishing personal projects
Week 6 // Glaze decorating all work
The course includes all materials and firing for up to £15 value (1 coffee cup = approx £2) Any extra work will be charged based on size.
*Please ensure that you can attend all sessions as we cannot provide space to catch up a session in other classes.*
We will email you when your work is ready to collect after a few weeks, and you can come and collect your pots on Sundays between 10am and 4pm. We keep work for 2 months after emailing, after which we have to dispose of the work as we have limited storage space.
Location and access
7 Spot Pottery, Islington Mill, 1 James Street, Salford, M35HW.
Please arrive 10 minutes before the class starts. The building is normally locked, so please call your tutor when you arrive for access to the studio: Pascal 07570415909
Unfortunately there is currently no wheelchair access to the studio, the only access is via stairs.
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