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Handbuilt Pottery - Sue Harker and Sam Mukumba Fri 27 Jul - Sun 29 Jul

  • Arts

We will explore the many possibilities and aesthetics of this most quintessential of forms to create a unique and functional vessel, employing the handbuilding  techniques of pinching, coiling and slabs and the decorative techniques of impressing, incising and brushwork with slips . 

The ' law ' of the material will inform the shaping and decorating process and inspire our creativity and playfulness . All abilities welcome. 

The work will be fired and glazed if necessary after the course for collection or posting . 

Fully inclusive residential single room £300; shared £260 per person; Non-residential option £220 - includes suppers, lunches and all refreshments- Excludes B&B single. (all including materials and firing)

Sue Harker and Sam Mukumba  have worked together for 20 years as artists, potters and co-teachers. Making both functional and artistic work, the hallmarks of their collaboration are awareness of nature and ecology, attention to the relationship between function and form and an infectious enthusiasm for the craft. Expect to have fun on this weekend!

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