Classes at The Clay Loft, Stroud
Classes: Ceramics for all abilities
Every year we run a programme of ceramics classes for potters and budding potters of all abilities. The class terms start in January, April and September. Terms are 12 weeks long and where possible have a half term break to correspond with the local school calendars. The classes are run by Adrian Bates and cover a range of making techniques, processes and methods involved in throwing pots on the wheel as well as hand building. Classes are open to adults (over 16 years of age) and no previous experience working with clay is required.
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The structured 12 week classes include:
The Fees are £360 for the 12 week term and these are inclusive of materials and firings up to the glaze limit of 2o litres. Excess firing charges apply beyond 15 litres @ £3/litre.
Ceramics for All Abilities: Course details will be published soon. Course bookings will live on this website at 1900hrs on Saturday 17th February 2024.
Tutor: Tom Knowles Jackson
Venue: The Clay Loft, Inchbrook Mill, Stroud
Dates: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th March 2024
Timings: Monday evenings, 1830 - 2030 (4 x 2hr sessions)
Description of the course
Tom will lead a series of four highly practical sessions to develop your skill and understanding of good turning practise. The classes will concentrate on turning using the wheel (rather than hand carved footings) and will include
- Choosing the right moment to turn pots
- Tools for turning
- Turning on the wheel head
- Turning using chucks
- Making chucks
- Turning larger forms
The course will have a heavy demonstration component but participants will also have the opportunity to practise turning for themselves and will be required to prepare blanks for weeks 3 and 4.
This class is suitable for improving throwers.
Class size, maximum 10
Please ensure you read and accept the Terms and Conditions before booking onto a course as these contain relevant information regarding cancellation and course refunds.