Mark Griffiths – Courses 2014
Mark offers 4 short courses this summer for beginners to experienced throwers.
Mark’s courses are suitable for both beginners and experienced throwers. All tools and materials will be provided, but please bring your own appropriate tools and brushes if you have them. Course numbers are limited to a maximum of 5 people so that individual tuition is guaranteed. The cost of each course is £240 including refreshments and a light lunch every day. More details shown on Marks page and in the Courses section.
Introduction to Throwing
3 day course Friday 6 June – sunday 8 June
During this introductory three day course you will learn both basic skills and improve other areas of your throwing. There will be a number of demonstrations and a great deal of help for anyone who finds they have a problem with a particular part of the throwing process.
Throwing Larger Pots
3 day course Friday 27 June – sunday 29 June
Learn how to make larger pots in one, two or multiple pieces. For those who have some experience of throwing, this intense three day course will explore new methods of making larger pots with demonstrations of how to approach this challenge. You will spend time improving your skills and gaining confidence in using these essentially simple methods.
Thrown and Altered Pots
3 day course Friday 11 July – sunday 13 July
This course is designed for those wishing to improve their skills in finishing T-pots, square bottles and dishes and any complex joining-up skills you wish to master. Help and demonstrations will take place over the three days. The course is suitable for those with some throwing experience.
3 day course Friday 22 August – sunday 24 August
Designed to develop a range of decorating skills, this course will include brush decoration, using a slip trailer, cutting through slips (hakame) and applied decoration with clay. It will cover work on both flat and shaped pots and there will be plenty of demonstrations. Bring your own ideas and experiment with some tried and tested techniques to further develop your work.
The Pottery, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire sY8 2DF telephone: 01584 861212