There are no courses planned at
The aim of this course
is to have some fun and take a few risks with free form slip decoration,
and to spice up decorating skills and improve students' making skills
with throwing or slab-work. Raw glazed once fired slipware is ideal
for this spontaneous approach and with a maximum of six students
there will be plenty of one to one tuition.
In the light and airy
workshop there are four modern electric wheels and two seated kick
wheels to choose from ('Leach' type), and also a slab roller. All
the clays, slips and glaze materials used are prepared at the pottery
for their character and workability.
The week begins at nine am on Monday with an introduction
to the materials and methods that we will be using. We will look
at some finished slipware as examples of the various techniques
that can be used, and after a quick tour of the workshop to familiarise
ourselves, we will get down to some clay work.
Students can work on their own projects and/or be
guided by Mark who will be available for tuition and demonstration
between 9am and 5pm. The workshop will be open from 8am until 8pm
to enable students to make the most of their day. Teas and coffee
will be available at any time and a delicious home made vegetarian
lunch will be served.
We will aim to have all our work glazed by Friday
going home time, and up to ten medium sized pots will be fired
in the next scheduled firing. Any others can be taken home for
firing. There are occasionally opportunities for students to help
The Pottery is situated
about 12 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast which is home to
RSPB and National Trust nature reserves where there are some wonderful
walks. You can also explore the footpaths that cross the fields
surrounding the pottery where there is always something interesting
to see in the form of wildlife and landscape. The cost for the five
day course including lunch, refreshments and fired pots is £420.
There are no courses
planned at the moment
Please write, phone,
or 'e'- mail your contact details. We will send you the booking
form and relevant information. You may also book by phone or 'e'-mail
but please confirm your booking in writing, enclosing your deposit,
within one week.
Mark Titchiner, The Pottery,The Green,
Chediston, Nr Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 0BB.
tel: 01986 785242
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