<<15% DISCOUNT ON THIS WORKSHOPS>> for ‘The Month Of Making’ (Normally £75)
Join Tonia, one of our Makers Mill residents, to learn basic ceramic handbuilding techniques such as pinching, slab, coiling and the use of simple moulds to make a vessel which can then be smoke fired.
This is a one and a half day workshop ran over two consecutive weekends to allow time for drying the clay before firing.
The first day is a full day running from 10am till 3 pm and the second day the weekend after is a half day running from 10am till 1pm.
The first day of the workshop involves making and burnishing the vessels, which will then be bisque fired in Tonia’s electric kiln once they are dry. They will then be ready to be prepared for smoking the following week.
The second half day course you will be smoke firing your work. Smoke firing is an ancient, alternative way to decorate ceramics using the smoke and fire to impregnate the clay to colour and pattern it, rather then using glaze; this is done by igniting wood shavings around the work in an incinerator. It is an exciting organic process in which no two pieces come out the same.
If cool enough the vessels can be taken home after smoking, or collected at a later date from The Makers Mill. Postage can be arranged for an extra cost.
Please note there is a £10 material cost payable to the tutor on the first day.
The tutor of this workshop is Tonia Gilliatt
3 spaces left.
Date: 11/08/2019 - 18/08/2019
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Difficulty: Suitable for all
Tea, coffee included: Yes
Material Price: £10
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