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Sept 2019

Short 4 week clay course for adults!

Starts 19th Sept – 10th October, every Thursday evenings 7-9pm ๐Ÿ™‚

Due to the amount of interest we had regarding the 8 week ceramic courses here at Mini Potters, we will be starting a new shorter 4 week course.

The course is designed to introduce learners to the hand-building techniques of pinching, coiling and slab building, surface patterns and will also be explored through texture and colour. The sessions are designed to be relaxed and informal and will give learners the opportunity  to create interesting and unique pieces. The classes are suitable for beginners but also for those with previous experience.  

Liz, who will be running the course, studied ceramics at Cardiff Metropolitan University where she focused on producing hand-built sculptural pieces. Since leaving university, Liz has worked as a model maker at Aardman animations working on films such as Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit and has taught Art and Design for 15 years at an FE college in Bristol. She has also taught ceramic evening classes in various locations around Bristol. Liz loves clay; it is her favourite material due to its tactile qualities. She loves the excitement and anticipation of seeing the finished product once the kiln is open!

Through the course you will be sculpting with clay and creating pinch pots. Rolling out clay slabs and creating surface pattern using coloured slips and textures. Decorating pinch pots and creating sculptural slab built forms using work made in the previous sessions. You will be exploring shape and form through coiling and sculpting decorating with slips ad glazes.

The course is ยฃ20 per person for each session (ยฃ80 for the full 4 weeks). This includes all materials and firings. There is limited space on the course and there will only be 8 places available so give us a call as soon as poss to book your spot! Tel: 07414 230 477 or email info@minipottersbristol.com. Hope to see you there!