I have 2 experiences you can pick either one, for mug making we will be making a cup/mug from a rolled out sheet of clay , (called a slab) using a template. I have examples of different sizes and decoration styles to help you choose . I will show you how to get the clay ready to roll out and go through the process of rolling , cutting out and forming the cup/mug shape . Once the basic shape is done we can look at handles , choose a shape /style and attach it to your cup or mug .Then its definately tea or coffee time while we choose colors and other decorative techniques to finish , we will be using underglaze colours and /or slips on the leather hard clay .I have small sprig molds and cutters so you can decorate with raised shapes /flowers etc or lettering . I will bisc fire these when dry after a week or so then fire again with a transparent clear glaze ready for you to pick up or if postage is preferred this will cost £5 .
Im a local artist and have been teaching pottery for 15 years . My work is focused on color and textures in the form of shallow bowls designed to help bees get safe clean water to drink, without the risk of drowning as they can do in bird baths and swimming pools. I have a wheel and like to use what are called "press molds " this is where you press the clay into various mold shapes to easily form pottery pieces . I often use a mixture of techniques to make my pieces .
Aprons and all tools required, plus tea and coffee !
You will be working in my workshop studio by the beach in southbourne, beach is literally 2/3 mins behind my shop with lots of local cafes and is at the quieter end of southbourne with hengistbury head and Christchurch a 20 minute walk along the cliff tops .