Mould making & Slip Casting
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2019
11th August (slip Casting)
Aimee is a Stroud based ceramic artist. Educated at Bath Spa University and then at The Royal College of Art Aimee has exhibited extensively across the country and has created numerous installations most notably at the V&A, The Eden Project and The Imperial War Museum.
Inspired by environmental issues Aimee explores themes of attraction/repulsion, familiar/unfamiliar and other-worldliness through examining the causes and effects of the problems we face on Earth.
Aimee creates sculptures and installations and works in Porcelain for its symbolism, its purity, fragility/strength.
The ceramic methods Aimee uses in making are often traditionally based and the sculptures can exist in a variety of environments, often made in components they can transform and change through installation and in response to site-specific contexts and questions.
One process Aimee uses in her work is that of mould making and slip casting. On this three day course, participants will be making handmade clay models from which they will then create moulds in two of three pieces before using those moulds to cast release forms.
Intensive Throwing Weekend
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019
Mark is one of the UK most respected potters. Mark is one of the UK's most talented and fluent throwers. He will deliver a two day intensive throwing course aimed at developing your skills, whatever stage you are currently at.
Mark lives and works in Ludlow, Shropshire where he pots in a converted school house (The Pottery, Culmington). He makes a range of functional and signature pots in wood fired stoneware. His pots are decorated in subdued natural tonal glazes derived from locally sourced materials and fluent gestural marks in slip and through glaze surfaces.
Mark's work will be on display in Gallery 1673 for a month from 14th September.
Up close and personal;
Saturday 12th October 2019
Price: £85 .
Ruthanne will give a day of demonstrations and talks giving an insight into her inspiration, her path with clay and the making processes she uses to create her beautiful and highly recognisable work.
All of Ruthanne's work is thrown, altered and assembled while freshly thrown own the wheel. Her work is made on a momentum wheel and since all the pots are completed as they are made she tends to work in small batches that she fires in a gas soda kiln.
'The world of ceramics is wide and varied, and it is important to make it accessible and understandable to a wide public.'
Towards this end, Ruthanne plays an active part as a Fellow of the Craft Poptters Association of Great Britain. She is also a member of Contemporary Applied Arts and is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics.
The Clay Loft is a trading name of TKJ Ceramics Ltd, Registered Company Number 10496837 (Head office address: Little Kestrels, St Chloe, AMBERLEY, Stroud Gloucestershire, GL55AS). Trading address: The Clay Loft, Inchbrook Mill, Gyddynap Lane, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL55EZ.
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