Dates: 22-23rd April and 23-24th September2017
Price: €195 (bring a friend for €180)
For those who have had little or no experience of pottery, it can be a little daunting to work in the studio and learn to create handbuilt and thrown forms. This two day course introduces you to all the basic techniques: you will learn to coil, slab and throw pots, and to sculpt in clay. You will try various decorative techniques, including sgraffito, slip-painting, under-glazing and glazing. The course will also include a smoke-firing, weather permitting. Suitable for beginners and those with limited ceramics experience. To book, call or email your booking. A €50 deposit will be required at least 7 days before the course dates.
Introduction & guided tour, Clays, firings and glaze, Coiling project
Introduction to throwing, Turning, Slab project, Coloured clays, Throwing
Pinch pebbles, Surface decoration for greenware, Coil project, Slip painting and more