Masterclass - Adrian Brough - Stoneware Slipware

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Throwing masterclass exploring form and surface

Date and time: Wednesday 23 November 2016, 10am to 4pm

Maximum number of students: 5

Cost: £150 per person to include all materials

Level: Intermediate/advanced throwers

This is a throwing masterclass exploring form and more particularly surface using slips, incising and other creative techniques. Students will work on Bernard Leach kick wheels in the original throwing room of the old pottery.

In preparation for the morning’s throwing, students will take a brief look at clay preparation, including spiral wedging. Adrian will then demonstrate three different surface decoration techniques on a thrown cylinder: the first will be use of a comb to create an incised decoration, the second will be use of dry ball clay on the cylinder surface, with the application of a slip trailer to ‘layer up’ the surface, and thirdly, the same approach using different colored slips. Work will not be fired but may be taken away.

Finally, Adrian will demonstrate large charger throwing and then encourage students to throw a medium size charger or dish, to be decorated on the wheel using colored slips. The finished chargers will be fired in our electric kiln. 

Venue: The Old Pottery, Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE