3-day – Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Improvers April 2017
This intensive 3 day course is aimed specifically at intermediates or advanced throwers who already have some experience in wheel-throwing. The course will however cater for students at different levels of capability. It will cover clay preparation and wedging techniques along with the range of throwing techniques required to make bowls and upright forms in stoneware. The second and third days will cover turning and handling techniques, along with individual student led enquiry. Tutor demonstration may lead towards jug-making, jar and lid-making, flat-ware or throwing larger forms, for example.
Furthermore, the course will focus on key skills and considerations for working through different scales of pot in wheel-throwing. 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 at 10am on the morning of Tuesday 4th April. 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 3 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.
(photo credit: Ben Boswell)