There is a strong practical element to this course which covers everything from press moulding to tile-making & decorating with slips and underglazes. It's an opportunity to experiment and create a number of ceramic pieces. You'll also learn about clay tools, ceramic materials and equipment and where to source them...
Taught by: Tim Harker.
There is a strong practical element to this course which covers everything from press moulding to tile-making & decorating with slips and underglazes. It's an opportunity to experiment and create a number of ceramic pieces. You'll also learn about clay tools, ceramic materials and equipment and where to source them.
By the end of the course you'll have created a number of ceramic pieces. You'll understand the basic principles and techniques of ceramics, and have gained knowledge of slips and glazes.
Who Should Attend
Beginners looking for a step-by-step guide to studio based ceramic techniques, along with more experienced students keen to use Chelsea's impressive facilities.*
*Please be advised that there is limited access to throwing, which may be accessed subject to availability, by students with prior experience only.
Tim Harker is the full time Specialist Technician in the Ceramics Workshop at Chelsea College of Arts, working with graduate and post graduate students from across the Chelsea courses who use clay or ceramics as part of their work.
Previously self employed as a studio potter, Tim has continued his practice (based around throwing & turning) alongside his Technician role, which he has carried out for over 35 years at Chelsea. He has experience of teaching Ceramics in the Secondary, Further and Higher Education sectors and has been a winner of the ‘White Square Teaching Award’ organised by the UAL Student’s Union and voted for by UAL students, in both 2012 & 2013.
The following materials will be provided for your use in the class, however we do encourage students to continue with their ceramic skills after completing the course and so purchasing these materials is recommended as a beneficial investment for further creative development:
- Cutting wire
- Metal kidney
- Turning tool or modelling tools
Please make sure that you wear sensible shoes and old clothes or bring overalls.
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