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Painting Academy Workshops - Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018

Painting Academy Workshops are designed to teach simple but highly effective techniques for painting pottery or creating your own pieces from scratch with wet clay. Workshops typically are based around a specific projects, teaching different techniques or using specialist materials. Experience is not normally necessary for any of the Workshops.


Thursday 25 January and 1 February 2018, 6.30pm - 9pm

Sunday 28 January and 4 February 2018, 11am - 1.30pm

Two hand building sessions plus one additional painting session at your convenience. (Adults only)

Learn how to create your unique handmade pottery pieces from wet clay using hand-building techniques. This Workshop teaches basic hand-building techniques to complete two fun projects:-

* Medium bowl - create a slump bowl using a slab roller. Various options are available including embossed patterns use of rollers and stamps, use of press tools to create, indented patterns and raised flowers, leaves, moon and stars, beach items, butterflies, etc. or simply create your own shape and design.

*  Clock - using the one of our stock templates (or your own design or computer printout of a shape) make a lovely piece for your wall. Using etching tools, press tools, different paints and glazes - you will have a timepiece to stun your friends and family.

Further Workshops will be available to develop your skills.

It is a fun and educational session and the techniques taught can be adapted for future hand-building projects in the Studio, No previous experience is necessary. The Workshop is aimed at adults only.

The first set of Workshops will teach you how to:

  • How to roll and wedge clay.
  • Create items from wet clay to form in this instance a unique bowl and working clock
  • Learn to use a slab roller.
  • Use shaping and cutting tools as well as essential techniques for working with wet clay.

Once the building has been completed, the pieces are left to dry out and then fired to bisque condition ready for painting during your second and third session. Should you require further painting sessions these are charged at £5*

*Complimentary for Clay Friends Members.

The cost is £45 inclusive of all materials and full tuition. (10% discount for Clay Friends members). Booking and payment in advance are essential. Please call 01202 475000 to reserve your place. Booking closes one week before the first session.

(Minimum numbers for each session will apply)

Some of the completed pieces from our Spring 2017 course


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