Ceramics Saturday Studio
This course is designed to develop your individual ceramic practice, improving on existing making skills and learning new ones, increasing in confidence and capabilities in clay. Geared towards self-directed projects with technical help available throughout...
Taught by: Amy Hughes.
This course is designed to develop your individual ceramic practice, improving on existing making skills and learning new ones, increasing in confidence and capabilities in clay. Geared towards self-directed projects with technical help available throughout. You will be given the freedom to work independently and can access a wealth of ceramic materials along with expert guidance and tuition from a practising and professional ceramicist whilst enjoying a creative atmosphere and friendly group dynamic in a modern workshop facility. Both off-white and red clay will be available, along with 9 earthenware coloured and transparent glazes, various powder underglaze stains and oxides.
By the end of the course you'll have developed your personal ceramic practice with an increased knowledge of the material and field. You will feel confident to work on self-initiated projects. You will have developed your decorating techniques including the use of oxides, under glazes and application of glazes and will take away a series of finished ceramic pieces.
Who Should Attend
Those with some previous experience of hand building and/or basic working with clay, wishing to develop on existing skill sets.
Please note - This course focuses on hand built ceramics and students will not be using the throwing facilities. Students’ ceramic works will need to be fired after the course has ended. We will advise students when the work is ready for collection from the college, which should be no more than 1 - 2 weeks following the completion of the course. Work will then be kept for no longer than one month. If it is not possible to return to the college to collect the work, please speak to the tutor to make alternative arrangements. Please note that we are unable to arrange for the delivery of your work, but would be very happy to prepare this ready for collection should you wish to arrange for a courier.
Current Ceramics Specialist Technician at Chelsea and practicing Ceramic Artist, shares a studio with 10 of her former classmates from the Royal College of Art, who collectively transformed a railway arch in East London into a multi-disciplinary art & design studio, known as Manifold. Specialising in hand building and illustration, Hughes has worked and exhibited internationally, working with galleries and private clients. She was nominated to represent the UK in ‘New Talent’ at the European Ceramic Context 2014 as well as being selected for the inaugural Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize 2014 for artists who show an exceptional command of ceramics, alongside an awareness of the heritage of ceramic craft. In 2015, Amy was chosen as the first Ceramics and Industry Artist in Residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum working in collaboration with 1882Ltd, as well as being selected as one of eleven artists for AWARD at the British Ceramics Biennial ‘presenting new works exemplifying the energy and vitality of the best of British contemporary ceramics practice.’
Hughes is a Visiting Ceramics lecturer at City Literary Institute, teaching experience includes Farnham University, V & A, the Royal Academy, Brighton University and with the Crafts Council.
- Cutting wire
- Clay knife
- Metal kidney
- Rubber kidney
- Turning tool
- Modelling tools