Join the lovely Cumbria-based ceramicist Cath Ball for an introduction into the world of hand building with Porcelain!
A special mug is an everyday pleasure – you will produce artwork that’s not just beautiful but practical – something that you’ll love putting to good use.
If you’ve ever been put off trying ceramics by the need to master a pottery wheel, fear not. This is a relaxed workshop, in which you’ll use Catherine’s current favourite technique – hand building, using slabs of hand-rolled clay and imprinting techniques.
The workshop is aimed at complete beginners, but more experienced potters wanting to try a new technique are welcome too, and will enjoy learning something new.
To build your mug you will use porcelain clay, which has a fine texture and holds the texture of imprinted fabric, creating a finish which is intriguing and intricate, yet after glazing and firing will be robust and water-tight.
All materials are provided. At the end of the workshop, you’ll choose your glaze, and your work will be taken back to the Cath Ball’s home studio in the small village of Thursby, near Carlisle, where it will be expertly glazed and carefully fired. Your mug will then returned to the makers mill ready for you to collect.(There is also an option for work to be posted out to you at an extra cost of £6 payable to the tutor on the day if you are not local.)
Cath Ball is also running the following workshops:
12th March Porcelain Plate:
16th June Evening Porcelain Mug:
14th August Porcelain Vase:
This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
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3 spaces left.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Difficulty: Suitable for all
Lunch included: No
Tea, coffee included: Yes
Material Price: Included