Clay Half-Day Workshop (2-hours) in Schull
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Clay Half-Day Workshop
About the Workshop
Coil, slab, pinch, build and sculpt – there is so much you can do with clay!
This workshop is a great introduction to working with clay using handbuilding techniques, and you will be amazed at what you can make during this half-day class.
Before ceramicists invented the wheel, handbuilding was the only way they could create functional and artistic ceramic forms. The oldest known ceramic artifact was handbuilt and is dated as early as 28,000 BC.
Handbuilding is a pottery technique that allows you to create forms with clay, without using a throwing wheel. All you need to get started is clay, tools, your hands and enthusiasm. We’ll supply the clay and tools – you bring your hands and enthusiasm!
During the class you will learn how to make pottery pieces at your workstation, through coiling, slabbing, pinching, building, or sculpting methods. One of our experienced teachers will guide you through the process, sharing some basic skills with you.
You will make a few different little pots during the day, which you are welcome to bring home to airdry if you like. Please bring your own wrapping (bubble wrap, tissue paper, small carboard box, etc) if you would like to do this. Please note these pieces can be used for display only and are not watertight. You can recycle the clay in these pieces if you want to make something else or use our At Home Clay Kit if you would like to learn some handbuilding techniques.
Materials: We'll provide all the materials you'll need. All you need to do is pick a date that suits you and look forward to getting started working with clay.
Who is this course for? This pottery workshop will suit beginners looking for an introduction to working with clay, or those who have worked with clay before and would like a simple refresher or time to make some new pieces.
Is there an age limit for the Workshop? This course is generally for people aged 18 and above. A teenager over 15 may attend if they are accompanied by an adult. Please let us know in advance.
What's the day like? You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to your classroom. Each participant will have access to their own pottery tools for the duration of the workshop. We supply all the materials you need. The workshop ends with a class and equipment tidy up - another important part of the potter's training!
What should I wear/bring? Please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting messy. Please bring your own apron.
Should I wear a mask? As per the government's regulations masks are not mandatory during the workshop.
COVID19 Protocols In line with the government's easing of restrictions please read our Workshops Covid Measures here. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
What if I have COVID symptoms on the day of the workshop or have a positive antigen test? Please read our Workshops Covid Measures here. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Is my booking transferrable and what is the cancellation policy? You may transfer your booking into someone else's name - please just let us know before they attend.
Where can I contact you with any questions? You can email us at email@example.com.