Come to this small and friendly two-day course focusing on techniques for hand-building with porcelain, and explore ways to combine ceramics with mixed media and found-objects to create unique compositions.
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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 sessions are suitable for beginners along with those with some pottery or related craft experience. If you’d like to explore hand-building with porcelain and find ways to combine your pieces with mixed-media, this is for you.
The course will be held over two Saturdays 10am -5pm on 14th and 21st October. Running the course over two Saturdays allows for a firing in-between and means you can use your fired pieces in the second session.
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.
* note: the workshop cost includes an allowance for lots of small porcelain pieces, but some larger pieces may incur a small extra charge if they will take up too much space in the kiln.
£450 per person for the course
The sessions will be at my studio in Brighton at 51 Providence Place BN1 4GE, just off the Lewes Raod. The studio is less than 10 minutes walk from Brighton railway station, there are lots of bus routes that stop nearby and there is a carpark a few minuites walk away.
After booking, your place on the course may be cancelled by you up to three weeks before the start with a full refund. For course cancellations within three weeks, I’m sorry I won’t be able to offer a refund unless I am able to fill your booking with someone else.
Please bear in mind I won’t be able offer a reduction or refund for missed dates.
In the unlikely event I need to cancel the whole course for whatever reason I will offer a full refund. If the course doesn’t have sufficient numbers of participants to run, the course may be cancelled or postponed with the option for a refund.
Delivery costs will be added to the order at the checkout. If you have ordered multiple items they will be grouped together and you will only be charged one delivery price.
I aim to despatch the items to you as soon as possible but please note the order may take up to a week to arrive with you in the UK and longer if it is an international delivery.
If you need the item to arrive for a specific date, please do let me know by adding an ‘order note’ at the checkout.
I use UK based courier services or Royal Mail for delivery, depending on the type and size of item ordered.
Where the item is to go to Europe, USA or other non-UK destination, please select the destination country at the checkout and the price will be adjusted to include your shipping location.
International delivery times may be longer than in the UK. If you need something by a specific date please do let us know.
Please note that customers are responsible for any import charges/duties that may be incurred and must comply with any local regulations.
I aim to avoid single-use plastic and new packaging as much as possible, preferring to reuse and recycle materials such as boxes and bubble-wrap as much as possible. My priority is also to make sure the package is as protective as possible for your order to arrive safely. If the item is a gift and you would like it to be sent gift-wrapped, please do leave an ‘order note’ at the checkout.
All the items listed on the website are handmade and will have unique characteristics reflecting the use of natural materials and the nature of the making process. I take all reasonable care to ensure that the details, descriptions and images of products appearing on the website are accurate. I want you to be happy with your order, but if you are not completely satisfied, please do contact me to discuss a replacement item or return.
If the item is damaged in transit, please get in touch as soon as you can. Where damage is caused during delivery, I will endeavour to replace the item where possible, or your payment will be refunded.
If you need to return an item, you will be responsible for paying your return shipping costs. If you are shipping an item over £50.00 in value you should consider purchasing postage/shipping insurance cover. But please get in touch with me in the first instance to discuss options.