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Make a Tea Pot - Charlie Clark Fri 21 Jul

  • Arts

All abilities welcome. The classes explore a range of traditional skills such as coiling, pinching and slab building to create fun, imaginative projects from building teapots to intricate lanterns. Participants can give their own imaginative twist to useful, functional items with all the necessary technical advice along the way. Once kiln ready I can bring them back to my studio and fire and glaze as required. 

Each participant should come away with a finished piece of greenware pottery ready for drying and firing. Participants will finish the course with a basic understanding of the processes and techniques involved in creating functional ceramics, confidence in their own abilities to handle clay competently and a sense having been inspired to create more.

£75 including a delicious lunch and refreshments

Please wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting a bit of clay on. If you require an apron please bring your own. Hand modeling tools, wires etc and of course the clay and any other materials are supplied. You will find it useful to bring a sketch pad and pen/pencil to plan out your ideas.

Charlie Clarke was trained at Whichford Pottery and has since taught at Illyria Pottery in Oxford, privately from her home studio and in a range of workshop locations from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to the Arkell Centre in Nailsworth.

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