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BIG POT MAKING COURSES

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  • Address: Ruardean Garden Pottery, West End, Ruardean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, GL17 9TP.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1594 543577
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  • Web-site: www.ruardeanpottery.com
  • Dates: 27 Jul 2009 to: 10 Aug 2009

"Double the size of your pots in one week" This course, by John Huggins, now in its 11th year, is designed to enable anyone with basic pot throwing or handbuilding skills to increase the size of pots they can make.
Three courses July 27-31.  August 3-7.  August 10-14

Course Details

We will concentrate on:
Clay: its condition and quality.
Throwing: various techniques
          use of body structure not just
          muscles
Handbuilding: various techniques
          use of plaster and other formers
          use of large slab roller
          surface decoration
Confidence and familiarity with clay and techniques comes with repetition so most of the week will be spent in production using steadily increasing weights of clay.
The week will be quite hard and tiring but also great fun.
Other_Information:  Schedule: Monday - Friday 9.30 -5.00
 Cost: 285 including tea/coffee and lunch of bread,cheese, salad, and fruit.
Payment: 100 with booking, balance by July 1st.
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