Fri 13 Apr – Fri 25 May | 6.30-9.30pm | with Chris Barnes | £90
This is an introductory Pottery course for beginners and returning students who wish to develop their work. The course explores the practical and creative applications of clay and covers a wide variety of traditional pottery techniques. Students will learn how to work safely and creatively in a pottery studio, how to make thrown and hand built pieces – and gain knowledge of decorative techniques using oxides, slips and glazes. Experienced students will learn to improve and refine their work with new techniques.
The class is run with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A creative approach to design and making is encouraged.
A charge will be made for additional materials purchased during the course. Please note there will be no class on Fri 4th or Fri 11th May.
Tutor led demonstrations, discussion, example work and handouts will guide you through the process.
During the course you will learn to:
- Use test tiles to reveal glaze combinations
- Use variation of texture to emphasise form
- Make clay stamps
- Decorate with coloured slip
- Select glaze to emphasise texture
- Construct with pre decorated slabs
- Use glaze combinations on a pot/form
- Use wax resist for decoration with glaze
- Use enamel transfer onto glazed surface
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring an apron and/or wear old clothes. Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.
Access and facilities:
Most of the Brewery is accessible for those who consider themselves to have a disability. There is a lift to all floors within the main building and adapted toilets. On occasion classes may take place outside the main building with access via stairs only. Please contact the Adult Learning Team on 01539 722833 Ext 273/275 if you wish to discuss any specific needs or email email@example.com
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All our ticket prices include a 50p commission. This fee helps us continue to fund our diverse programme. Creative learning classes & workshops are exempt.
Audio Description (AD) is available in Screen 1. Infrared audio system is available in both Cinema Screens 1 and 2. Induction loops (T) are in place in the Theatre, please ask for assistance on the door.
Some live events may carry strict age restrictions, these are outlined on our website. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times during evening events.
Unwaged* – For those in receipt of Universal Credit, Working Tax credits, Job Seekers Allowance or Income Support. Discounts may not be applicable on certain events.