Come to this two-day workshop with Elaine Sheppard Bolt,
This small and friendly workshop takes place over two Saturdays, with time for a firing in-between.
The small and friendly course will look at techniques for hand-building with porcelain and ways to incorporate mixed media to create unique compositions.
This two-day course will focus on techniques for hand-building with porcelain, and explore ways to combine ceramics with mixed media and found-objects to create unique compositions.
We will explore techniques for using nature as inspiration for pieces using porcelain, including; modelling pieces inspired by natural forms; pinching; rolling; using coloured porcelain and slips; and using nichrome wire. You will also investigate how mixed media and found objects (such as twigs, feathers, seed pods, or beach finds) can be used and combined with porcelain pieces you make.
The workshop includes an individual workspace in my studio amongst only a small group of participants (between 4 and 6 people). The sessions include as much clay as you need to work with and your small finished pieces* will be fired by me in the intervening week. I will have a selection of found materials and mixed-media which the group can make use of. You are also encouraged to bring your own found and natural materials for using in the workshop – examples include driftwood or twigs, interesting leaves and seeds, beach finds, thread, etc.
Refreshments including tea and biscuits will be provided. Lunch isn’t provided but you are welcome to bring a packed lunch or visit one of the many cafes nearby.
Book yourself a weekly throwing workshop over six mornings or afternoons this autumn. Learn or improve your throwing with porcelain, either one-to-one or with a friend on days that work for you.
I am able to offer throwing sessions for those wishing to improve their throwing skills or try throwing with porcelain. The sessions can be booked for one person or two people – where you will each have your own wheel to throw on. The sessions can be tailored to your needs focusing on what you would like to work on but can include getting to grips with centring on the wheel, throwing cups, bowls and jugs, improving your techniques, turning/trimming vessels and adding handles.
The price is £40 per hour for one person, or £30 each for two people together.
The price includes clay, glazes and firings – make use of as much clay as you need in the session then choose two finished pieces per session to be glazed and fired at my studio,
To find out more, send me an email: email@example.com