Following two successful years in 2009 & 2010, this course will now run every other year, alternating with the jar-making course. The course is aimed at more experienced makers to develop their jug-making. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different scale and style of vessel. Guest demonstrator: Nigel Lambert.
A strong emphasis will also be placed upon handling and composite throwing. On the fourth and fifth days of the course, students may wish to experiment with raw-glazing and various methods of slip-decoration.
We are delighted to welcome Nigel Lambert back to Wobage for a day of demonstration and tutorial during the 2012 Jug-making course. Nigel’s slip-decorated wood-fired earthenware has earned him international recognition. His thrown and altered beaked jugs possess a majestic poise. Set with his inimitable style of decoration and strong sense of function they are a joy to behold. We most look forward to Nigel joining the Wobage crew this Summer.
A small selection of the very best pieces which have been slipped and glazed within the duration of the course can later be gas salt-fired. Any unfinished pieces can be taken home or will be biscuit-fired at Wobage for you to collect at a later date. A charge will be made in addition to the course fee for fired pots: £1.00/lb for biscuit and £2.80/lb for gas salt-glaze.
The studio invites a maximum of 8 students for this course. Each participant will enjoy unlimited access to a power wheel for the full duration. These are a selection of different models; Rayefco, Alsager and Shimpo.
The course begins at 10am on the first morning, completing at 4pm on the last day. Tuition hours are otherwise 9am – 5pm. Home-made vegetarian lunches along with morning and afternoon refreshments are included in the price of this course. Also included, an evening of party with student baked wood-fired pizzas from the Wobage outdoor oven!
Cost: £455.00 (deposit £200)