Tue, 28 Apr | Creative Flamingo

Hand Building - 8 Week Course

Within this 8 week course, you will explore the unlimited avenues of exploration when hand building with clay. Open to all levels, this course will not only cover the fundamental skills of Hand Building but explore advanced techniques and push concept to develop your own style of work.
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Hand Building - 8 Week Course

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28 Apr 2020, 18:00 – 16 Jun 2020, 21:00
Creative Flamingo, Shelton New Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

About the Event

Hand Building - 8 Week Course

Within this 8 week course, you will explore the unlimited avenues of exploration when hand building with clay. Open to all levels, this course will not only cover the fundamental skills of hand building but explore advanced techniques and push concept to develop your own style of work.

If you’re interested in exploring all the possibilities of hand-building either as a beginner or an improver, our in depth, 8 week Hand Building Course is perfect for you. 

This course is designed to offer an in-depth exploration and to enable students to discover their own individual language in clay. 

The skills covered in the course include the fundamentals of hand building such as pinching, coiling and slab building and extends to delve into advanced techniques such as imprinting / texturing on clay, sculptural / complex forms and Japanese techniques Kurinuki. 

You will build free hand, on moulds, learn how to join mould made work together, carve and sculpt with clay and BUILD BIG. 

You will fettle and sponge your work, have the opportunity to experiment with coloured slips, underglaze, oxides and our selection of earthen and stoneware glaze. 

We will work with a special white clay which can be fired to low and high temperatures and carve with a terracotta clay. 

Each lesson will be a 3 hours. 6pm-9pm.

Date - Tuesday 28th April - 16th June

Week 1- Pinching and coiling - vessels 

Week 2 - Slabs, texture, handles, construction

Week 3 - Slabs, templates, hump moulds and feet

week 4 - Coil big using flat coils

Week 5 - Pinching Pots and adding lids 

Week 6 - Teapots and Jugs 

Week 7 - Finish off, Kurinuki and Figures

Week 8 - Paint and Glaze 

Maximumn of 8 places for one on one tuition, each participant has own large workbench. 

Tutor - Emily Crabtree, Owner of Creative Flamingo. 

Price - £195pp. This includes each 3 hour session, unlimited supply of materials, firings of all work, slips, underglaze, oxides, glaze, tuition and refreshments 

A £100 non-refundable deposit is requested to secure your place onto this course and full payment is required before your first class.  

 

CANCELLATION BY YOU: Should you need to cancel your booking your cancellation must be received in writing at least 14 days prior to the event. Your £100 non-refundable deposit will not be refunded. However if you have paid the full fee the course the £95 remainder will be baid in full back to you. We are unable to process a refund for cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the event. 

CANCELLATION BY US: Should it be necessary due to reasons beyond our control to cancel an event then our liability is limited to a full refund of the event fee paid. 

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