A one day workshop in which you can explorethe medium of clay. Working from various sources; photographs, objects, nature, you will be encouraged to experiment with abstract forms as well as literal interpretations.Students who have a specific piece of work in mind that they would like to produce will be assisted by the tutor in any techniques that might be needed.This workshop gives students the opportunity to develop their work further. We proceed at our own pace and share progress in a sociable atmosphere of friendly criticism with the group.Some of our best work is achieved working alongside others so please come and join us.An inspiring workshop to encourage yourcreative skills. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners. No previous experience is necessary. The emphasis will be on creativity and enjoyment.Last year students created varied pieces; birdboxes, green men, wall plaques, ceramic bowls and animal sculptures.A typical workshop runs from 9.30 to 4.00 with time for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.Morning coffee and afternoon tea are available but lunch will be self-catering and students may like to bring a packed lunch. MATERIALS:Students should bring with them:
Overalls or apron if you don't want your clothes to get messy. A pair of old slip on shoes for the studio
Clay working tools if you have them - the tutorwill have some available to borrow.
A small sharp knife
Kebab sticks
Cocktail sticks
A strong plywood board to use as a buildingbase for the piece.If you build a model about 10 inches in height,you will need a board measuring at least approximately 14" x 12"
Attach two strips ofwood to the underneath of your board ateither end, it is then much easier to lift when it becomes heavy with the clay model.