Ceramics For Beginners

This experimental course is designed for those that are interested in working with clay in a variety of methods and processes and have little previous experience of the material. The course will explore the potential of making in clay, its inherent properties and producing well-built forms that can be taken home once fired...

Taught by: Simeon Featherstone.

Description

This experimental course is designed for those that are interested in working with clay in a variety of methods and processes and have little previous experience of the material. The course will explore the potential of making in clay, its inherent properties and producing well-built forms that can be taken home once fired.

Who should take this course?

The course will appeal to students and professionals looking to increase their knowledge of materials, processes and also to widen their portfolio.

Topics covered

You will learn how to construct forms using hand-building techniques, create colourful and decorative surface patterns and also experiment with slip-casting, a process that requires working with plaster to create a mould.

You will be encouraged to bring materials and research during the course that contributes to their learning and practice.

Work will also be glazed and fired on site but you will be expected to collect your work after the course is complete to ensure the pieces are given time to dry out before they are kiln-fired. Please bear this in mind if you are coming to the UK for a short visit to attend the course.


Tutor information

Simeon Featherstone creates bespoke designs for public and private spaces. The majority of his commissions are ceramic installations that offer unique solutions to various clients and environments. He is the casting and ceramic technician at Central Saint Martins.

Materials

Please bring to the first session:    
  • A pen    
  • A notepad 
  • Please prepared to bring in various materials throughout the course for experimenting on the clay surface
  • Any specialised ceramic materials or tools required, other than those supplied on the course, would need to be bought by the you

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
22/10/2016 - 19/11/2016Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
20/03/2017 - 24/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket