3 & a half day – Jug-making, wheel-throwing stoneware, Improvers July 2017

jughandling.crop2webSpread over 3 and a half days, this course is aimed at more experienced makers to develop their jug-making. 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 a selection of different models; Rayefco, Alsager and Shimpo.

The course begins on the afternoon of Tuesday 18th July, 2pm – 5pm. Tuition hours otherwise are 9.30am-4.30pm. 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.

To find out about availability or to book a place please visit the booking page.

Just two more places are still available for this course

(Photo credit: J.P. Kavanagh)