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Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Upcoming events

Contemporary Craft Festival at Mill Marsh Park 8th - 10th June 2018 Three day fair of mixed crafts including a wide range of ceramics
Earth and Fire 2018 at Harley Gallery at Harley Gallery 22nd - 24th June 2018 Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair is one of the country's premier ceramic events taking place every year at the end of June in North Nottinghamshire.
L'art du pot: un choc cultural at Galerie du Don 24th June to 9th August, 2018 Includes Martin Smith and pippin Drysdale
Potfest Scotland - 22nd year at Scone Palace, Scotland 8th - 10th June 2018 Marquee event at Scone Palace, Perth with many well known and some yet to be well known potters showing.

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

BONE CHINA & MOULD MAKING COURSES 2018 – Sasha Wardell

Toby's-mould

Sasha Wardell’s courses in France are announced for 2018. They are likely to sell out quickly!

Two different types of courses are offered over five and a half days – the general introductory course and an advanced course. Both of which can run simultaneously as the courses are limited to 4 students maximum to allow for personal tuition.

The introductory course: includes general model and mould making techniques for those requiring basic plaster skills or needing a refresher course.
The advanced course: is aimed at those who already possess a certain knowledge in this field or for those who have already done the introductory course here. ( NB Anyone who has not done my introductory course, please contact beforehand to discuss the possibilities)

During the Introductory course you will be introduced to:

• MODEL MAKING using machine and hand techniques i.e. plaster lathe and whirler turning, hand carving, flat plaster work etc.

• MOULD MAKING which covers ‘drop-out’ or simple piece moulds including spares and ‘setter’ making ( a supplementary piece used for minimising rim distortion during drying and firing.)

• SLIPCASTING in bone china including finishing techniques.

(NB It is not possible to make a cast from the moulds produced during the course as they will not be dry enough, however, casting experiments can be done into ready-made moulds ready for firing.)

• PACKING AND FIRING an electric kiln for bone china (1260 c)

During the advanced course you will be introduced to:

• HANDLE AND SPOUT MAKING

• LIDDED CONTAINERS

• BLOCKING AND CASING ( process used for multiple mould manufacture)

• MULTI-PART MOULD MANUFACTURE

WHAT TO BRING:

* An idea of a simple form you wish to make

* If pursuing a specific project, a ready-made plaster or damp clay model . ( Please contact to discuss)

* Hand tools are provided, however, do bring any personal favourites!

* A sketch/ note book / camera

* An example and /or slides, photos of own work, if appropriate

DATES IN 2018:

Monday 2 JULY – Saturday 7 JULY

Monday 16 JULY – Saturday 21 JULY

Monday 30 JULY – Saturday 4 AUGUST

Monday 13 AUGUST – Saturday 18 AUGUST

Monday 27 AUGUST – Saturday 1 SEPTEMBER

Monday 10 SEPTEMBER – Saturday 15 SEPTEMBER

Monday 24 SEPTEMBER – Saturday 29 SEPTEMBER

PRICES : €900 per person*

* to include tuition, materials, firing and a half day visit to a family-run factory. All lunches and dinners are included except for Thursday evening.

LOCATION:

The address of the studio is: 15, Rue de la Mairie, 19350 Juillac, Corrèze, France

(Note: he course is non-residential, however, there is a choice of B&B’s /chambres d’hôtes in the village and nearby hotels and a list of suggested places is on Sasha’a website.)

MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK CONTACT:

E: sashawardell@gmail.com
T: +44(0) 7855 110603

The workshop at Juillac; decorating/casting studio; the workshop

 


Posted on October 18 2017 under Pottery and Ceramic Course News.