14.5 hour class
Learn how to make an Agate style dish by hand building with coloured Porcelain.
Agate ware was made in Staffordshire in the 18th century. The technique involved the incomplete mixing of two or more coloured Porcelains which were then usually put on the potters wheel to make a pot.
The technique you will be using is mixing the colours and then rolling out coils and then rolling out into a slab to be formed into a dish.
Different colours can be used and no dish will be the same which is part of the attraction of hand building a pot…
These techniques are not messy but probably best not to wear new clothes. Aprons are available if needed.
Patrick has been potting since he attended Art School back in the 1970s. Besides working for a while in a pottery in Lancashire and also as a technician and teacher in a pottery educational department, he has had various studios selling his work mainly art and craft fairs and also through his workshop at Wimbledon art studios.
Patrick has been involved in most aspects of craft pottery from throwing on the potters wheel to hand building techniques, like coiling, and the construction of kilns and other pottery equipment. He also has a broad knowledge of the different decorating techniques used…
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