A Day of Pottery - Throwing and Handbuilding | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

A Day of Pottery - Throwing and Handbuilding at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

A Day of Pottery - Throwing and Handbuilding at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £45.00 Starts: 04/11/2017 Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Tutor: Claire Griffiths Ends: 04/11/2017 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: SAT Duration: 1 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22 to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

About this course

On this Saturday course you will be able to try some simple pottery construction and decoration methods. You will make a hand built piece and get a chance to try the wheel. You will be introduced to and use a variety of surface decoration techniques including use of texture and slips. More experienced potters can devote the whole day to working on a project of their own devising with tutor support.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
Understand and use a variety of hand building skills (coiling, pinching, soft and hard slab building, press moulding) to an appropriate level;
Describe the basic steps to throwing a simple bowl or cylinder;
Use a variety of surface decorating and glazing techniques to an appropriate level;
Be aware of and work to health and safety guidelines.

How will I be taught?

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and/or craftspeople and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan to record your goals, ideas, processes and progress. Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.
The tutor will provide feedback on your work through one to one guidance and group critiques. You will be alble to self-assess against your individualised learning outcomes stated on the ILP.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please wear old clothes and shoes. All pots are paid for by fired weight at a reasonable rate. Health and safety issues will be discussed and you will be instructed in the application of safe working practices. Basic equipment will be provided but you may want to build up your own selection of pottery tools as you progress. You will be able to return during other classes to glaze and collect fired work.

What can I do next?

Longer pottery and ceramic courses.

What do I need to join the course

There are no enrolment requirements for this course.
Both beginners and those with some experience in pottery are welcome on this course.

About the Tutor: Claire Griffiths

Claire Griffiths graduated in 1986 from Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, where she gained a BA Hons in Ceramics. She continued to make one off sculptural ceramics, selling my work in exhibitions and galleries in London including Blackheath Gallery and selling work from a stall in Greenwich Market. She was involved with The Lewisham Art House studios and taught pottery for a variety of groups with Greenwich Community College for ten years before moving to Whitstable. Whilst working at Mid Kent College, she became interested in Fine Art through teaching A Level Art and Design. This inspired her to return to study and gain an MA in Fine Art. She very much enjoys to teaching adults once again as well as making and selling her own work.

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Getting there

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
Maidstone
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1LH


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/50793/F/LC.
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