Two session course
This intensive 10 hour class (across 2 days) will introduce students to the versatility of clay. Ideal for a beginner who would like to experience and explore the major ways of making ceramics through pinching, coiling, slab building and slip decoration. Through practical demonstrations you will be guided through making and slip decorating a range of ceramic objects for function or sculpture depending on your interests.
Kiln firing will be explained. Selected work will be fired after the course. The work will not be glazed.
If you would like to glaze work from the course you can book a place on the Glazing course where basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.
No previous experience necessary.
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About your host, London Sculpture Workshop
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 has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.
We offer Day, Evening and Weekend courses - ranging from a 3 hour Introduction to Welding to a 6 day Bronze Casting Course, available to book throughout the year.
The scale of the work is limited to ensure that all the students work fits into one kiln firing. The course costs includes all materials and one kiln firing. For health and safety reasons you should wear closed footwear (no sandals or flip flops). Aprons will be provided but it can get messy! Please bring a notebook. Please note your work will not be glazed during this course. Students will be notified by email when their work is ready to collect. This may take up to a month depending on the workload. The pick up dates and times will be emailed to you. Work may be damaged during the firing process.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.