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An Introduction to Ceramics – Handbuilding & Surface Decoration

4.9(10 reviews)
Learn the art of handbuilding and surface decorating in this intensive weekend course
Woolwich
In-person
£200 pp
Beginner
What happens in this class?

This hands-on weekend course (10 hours across 2 days) will introduce you to the versatility of clay, from making functional items like tableware to conceptual sculpture. You will be fully supported in making objects of your choice through group demonstrations and one-to-one guidance, in a fun and friendly environment, from tutors who are specialist ceramics graduates from the Royal College of Art. This course is ideal for a beginner who would like to experience and explore the main ways of making ceramics through pinching, coiling, slab building and slip decoration. With practical demonstrations and one-to-one…

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Things to remember

Due to Covid 19 you must wear your own face mask on arrival.

For everyones' safety we have small class sizes, a new cleaning regime and extra covid safety measures.

Gloves and all additional PPE will be provided.

At the beginning of each course/workshop your tutor will go over…

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Latest Reviews
4.9(10 reviews)
Claude - Jun 19, 2022
Another fabulous course & fabulous teacher Thanks Alex Simpson
Pei-Chi - Mar 24, 2022
I LOVE it! really good hands on course for beginner! will definitely sign up for more!
clare - Mar 17, 2022
Wonderfully empowering, interesting and a really good grounding for future work. Thank you for your generous course!
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Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.

Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practicing artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and wood work, ceramics and hot metal practices.

London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at RCA and Slade. LSW…

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Class Location
London Sculpture Workshop
Woolwich
Unit 0, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

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An Introduction to Ceramics – Handbuilding & Surface Decoration

Reviews

Claude - Jun 19, 2022
Another fabulous course & fabulous teacher Thanks Alex Simpson
Pei-Chi - Mar 24, 2022
I LOVE it! really good hands on course for beginner! will definitely sign up for more!
clare - Mar 17, 2022
Wonderfully empowering, interesting and a really good grounding for future work. Thank you for your generous course!
Sergey Kozlov - Aug 4, 2021
Fantastic experience!
Anne-Marie - Mar 22, 2020
Booked this as a Christmas present for my partner. He had a great time and can’t wait to get his finished pieces back. The only thing he mentioned was he felt a little bit rushed trying to decorate all his pieces and would have liked a little bit more time to do this. Would definitely recommend this course and he is now looking at what other classes he can try.
Viv - Mar 11, 2020
It was great. Really good fun, totally absorbing, and Alex was really helpful and encouraging. My only gripe was not having enough time spent on the surface decoration after all the hard work - I appreciate that we got through (and learnt) a lot over the weekend (4 creations by Sunday lunchtime!) but to have less than 2 hours to decorate them meant I felt very rushed and effectively felt I ruined some at the last hurdle :(. I would suggest breaking for lunch a bit earlier on the 2nd day in order to have longer on this part. Otherwise it was a very absorbing and instructive course and I would highly recommend it!
Bridie - Mar 9, 2020
This workshop was very well prepared and organised. Alex, the tutor, explained everything very clearly and demonstrated the techniques and skills required. She supported all participants throughout the two days. A great workshop learning new skills in a well structured, relaxed and enjoyable manner. Thank you Alex.
Brett - Mar 9, 2020
Great course, great tutor and value for money, recommended.
Martin - Oct 9, 2018
My girlfriend and I, both complete beginners, really enjoyed the course! I feel like we really learned a lot over the two days. The teachers Alex and Lauren were wonderful and very attentive to everyone. And the course set up was great, small group, you learn all basic techniques and how to use different tools etc. and then work on your project, assisted by the teachers. Highly recommended.
Shope - Oct 17, 2017
Amazing! Alex was a great teacher, and I learnt a lot over the weekend