Jugs & Pourers – 3½ day Improvers – 5th-8th July 2021

Jug rowSpread over 3½ days, this course is aimed at more experienced makers to develop their jug-making and pouring bowls in wheel-thrown stoneware. 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 our high-quality stoneware clay, and to a power wheel for the full duration. The wheel models are predominantly Fitzwilliam Rayefcos along with a couple of Alsagers. There is a Saviac kick-wheel if anyone prefers to treadle their way to their ultimate jug-making!

The course begins on the afternoon of Monday 6th July, 2pm – 5pm. Tuition hours otherwise are 10am-4pm daily. The studio is freely available for students to work outside of these hours, early or late. The course fee includes fabulous home-made vegetarian lunches along with morning and afternoon refreshments.

Students will be invited to select two favourite pots to be salt-glazed and wood-fired at a cost of £4/lb. A maximum of 4 further jugs may be selected for bisque firing, priced at £1.50/lb and as much work as you wish can be taken home green at £1/lb.

More information about Jeremy Steward is available on the Tutors Pages.

For availability and further details for booking this course, please contact us via this link to our Booking Page.

This course now has 9 confirmed bookings, which is our maxiumum number of students, so we are NOW FULL. Occasionally we receive cancellations, so if you’d like to join us, please register your interest via the Booking Page and we will add you name to the reserve list. We still have spaces on our ‘Clay-brainstorming’ 2021 course.