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Pottery and creative glass

These courses will allow you to learn everything from the basics to advanced skills in pottery and creative glass, as well as different techniques from sculpting, moulding, glazing and throwing to create a range of different styles.

An ideal introduction for those wanting to get messy in the ceramics workshop! Familiarise yourself with the properties of clay and experiment with a range of techniques such as coiling, slabbing and pinching and a chance to throw on the wheel. You will then learn a range of decorative finishing techniques to create surface decoration to personalise your own pots.

You will learn how to throw and turn a pot using the correct amount of clay for your chosen project.

You will learn how to design, construct and decorate various clay vessels using the slab building method.

You will learn to develop your skills in a range of techniques such as coiling, slabbing and pinching and a chance to throw on the wheel. You will learn to experiment with slips and glazes to create decorative effects, using the work of other cultures and artists to inspire new ideas.

You will learn to explore techniques such as coiling, slabbing and pinching and a chance to throw on the wheel. You will develop skills to enable you to create both sculptural and functional wares. You will learn to experiment with slips and glazes to create decorative effects, using themes from a wide variety of sources to inspire new ideas.

You will learn skills and techniques such as coiling, slabbing and pinching and a chance to throw on the wheel. There will be a focus on using tactile and sensory activities and materials.

On this two-day workshop, you will have a chance to try the exciting Japanese art of Raku pottery. On the first session, you will learn the techniques to make your items for firing, and in the second session, you will glaze and prepare them for firing. You will have hands-on experience of firing a Raku kiln.

You will learn how to safely work with glass. How to use tools and equipment to score and break glass and experiment with basic techniques such as layering (fusing), melting (slumping) over moulds to create forms to make decorative and functional pieces of glassware.

You will learn to design and make decorative and functional pieces of glassware. You will experiment with techniques such as layering (fusing), melting (slumping) over moulds to create forms.