3 & a half-day Improvers, 26-29 July 2018 – Jeremy Steward


Spread over 3 and a half days, this course is aimed at more experienced makers to improve their throwing of upright form, and specifically to develop jug-making for those who wish to. The course will however cater for intermediate and advanced students at different levels of capability.

Students will be encouraged to experiment with different scale and style of vessel. A strong emphasis will also be placed upon handling and there will be opportunity for you to learn composite throwing; two and three part assembly. We will also cover clay preparation and wedging techniques along with the range of throwing techniques required to make better upright forms more efficiently and confidently. Students will be encouraged to look closely at the weights and measures of pots and to challenge these in relation to ergonomics and fitness to purpose. One-to-one and group tutorial will be tailored to inspire students to develop new skills and to imaginatively expand upon their own individual range of pots.

The studio invites a maximum of 9 students for this course. Each participant will enjoy unlimited access to a power wheel for the full duration. These are  Fitzwilliam Rayefcos and Alsagers.

The course begins on the afternoon of Thursday 26th July, 2pm – 5pm. Tuition hours otherwise are 9.30am-4.30pm, completing on Sunday 29th. The course fee includes home-made vegetarian lunches along with morning and afternoon refreshments. More information about Jeremy Steward is available on the Tutors Pages.

Students will be invited to select one favourite pot to be salt-glazed and wood-fired at a cost of £3.80/lb. A maximum of 4 further pots may be selected for soft-firing with an earthenware honey glaze at a cost of £2.00/lb. Bisque firing is priced at £1.50/lb or work can be taken home green at £1/lb.

This course is now fully booked. We do sometimes receive cancellations, so if you would like to go on the reserve list, please leave us your contact details via our Booking page.

Alternatively, there are also still TWO places on the Improvers course at the beginning of July.



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