Two session course
This course will introduce students to the versatility of clay as a sculptural material. You will be supported in making through group demonstrations and one-to-one guidance.
You will learn handbuilding skills from pinch pots, coil building, slab building, and creating texture using many different tools. You will also have the opportunity to add colour, imagery and surface pattern to your work using slip decorating techniques.
No previous experience is necessary.
Week 1 - Handbuilding
Learning to wedge clay Handbuilding techniques - pinching, coiling
Week 2 - Handbuilding/Surface Decoration
Handbuilding techniques - slab building Creating surface textures with tools and found objects Finish a piece to be glazed in week 4
Week 3 - Surface Decoration
Slip decoration - painting, stencilling, sgraffito and slip trailing
Week 4 - Surface Decoration
Glazing - Brushing/dipping/pouring/using wax resist
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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 course price includes 6 kg white earthenware clay, slip (5 colours), glaze (white and transparent), bisque and glaze firing. It is possible for students to purchase clay during the course. Additional clay will be charged at £4 per. kg of fired work. The scale of the work may be limited to insure all work fits into two kiln firings. Due to the time it takes for the clay to dry and be bisque fired, the tutors can glaze sculptures after the 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. 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.