Clever with Clay with Karan Fixter

Ref: C2346099

This course offers the opportunity to have a go at the “Great British Throw-down” and making something more interesting out of lumps of clay. You will learn basic pottery, hand building techniques, including slab and coil building to produce 3D decorative objects. You will also have the opportunity to work with slips and glazes to decorate the finished work. Come and join like-minded people who like to get legitimately mucky.

Course aim

Get mucky with posh mud. This course will introduce you to basic Hand Build pottery techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use two different building techniques from (Coil, Slab)
  • Use two different decorating techniques from (slip decoration, imprinting, sgraffito, glazing, burnishing, oxides)
  • Give at least one example to show the development of your technical understanding.
  • Learn and use the correct terminology. Evaluate your own work to aid future development.
  • Explain and show how to ensure and work in a safe studio environment.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Bring an apron.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Clever with Clay with Karan Fixter

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
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