Jars – Improvers – 3 & a half days – 29thJuly-1st Aug’ 2019

Jar wood-fired salt-glazeSpread over 3 and a half days, this course is aimed at more experienced makers to develop key skills in jar-making. It will cover numerous aspects of jar-body production and potential lid configurations, a subject so diverse so as to offer an abundance of creative avenues and skill challenges for participants. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different scale and style of vessel, including mult-part throwing for larger pot-making. One-to-one and group tutorial will be tailored to inspire students to develop a range of new skills and to imaginatively expand upon their own individual range of pots.Tuition will also be available in wedging techniques for those wishing to extend their core clay prep’ skills.

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. Most of the Rayefcos have hand-ratchet control which is of benefit for throwing larger forms. There is also a Saviac kick-wheel available should one student prefer to use it. All students will use Jeremy’s stoneware throwing clay.

It will be expected that students attending this course will already have some experience in wheel throwing. The course will obviously cater for students at different levels of capability. However, applications are welcome only from students who are confidently already able to centre, and to comfortably lift-up approximately a kilo of clay or more into an upright shape.

The course begins on the afternoon of Monday 29th July 2019, 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 two favourite jars to be salt-glazed and wood-fired at a cost of £4/lb. Further pots may be bisque fired, which is priced at £1.50/lb or work can be taken home green at £1/lb.

There are 8 confirmed places for this ‘Jars’ Improvers, we have just received a late cancellation for this course (30th June), which opens up a final 9th place. Please send us an availability enquiry via the booking page  should you be interested in joining us.