CLAY COURSE: Thursday Afternoon Pottery Class (10 weeks)

Messums Creative

Thursday afternoon adult pottery class. Sign up for ten weeks tuition with tutor Andy Glass

Dates: from 20 January – 31 March (Half term: 24 February)
Times: 1pm- 4pm

Tutor: Andy Glass

These regular sessions are the ideal opportunity for ceramics and pottery beginners and intermediate students wanting to become familiar with or improve their clay making skills. We believe that the relaxed, friendly, and peaceful atmosphere is an ideal environment for creative learning. This weekly class led by an experienced ceramics practitioner is designed to nurture everyone’s individual creativity and further each person’s skills at their own pace. You will be able to cover hand building techniques such as pinch-pot making, coiling, slab building as well as work on the potters wheel.

£220.00

CLAY COURSE: Thursday Evening Pottery Class (10 weeks)

Messums Creative

Thursday evening adult pottery class. Sign up for two to ten weeks of tuition with tutor Andy Glass.

Dates: from 20 January – 31 March 2022 (Half term: 24 February)
Times: 6pm- 9pm

Tutor: Andy Glass

These regular sessions are the ideal opportunity for ceramics and pottery beginners and intermediate students wanting to become familiar with or improve their clay making skills. We believe that the relaxed, friendly, and peaceful atmosphere is an ideal environment for creative learning. This weekly class led by an experienced ceramics practitioner is designed to nurture everyone’s individual creativity and further each person’s skills at their own pace. You will be able to cover hand building techniques such as pinch-pot making, coiling, slab building as well as work on the potters wheel.

£220.00

CLAY COURSE: Pottery with Glaze Focus (10 weeks)

Messums Creative

Friday daytime adult class with a focus on understanding glazes.

Dates: 21 January – 1 April (Half term: 25 February)
Times: 10.30am – 1.30pm

Tutor: Mirka Golden-Hann

This is an ideal class for those ceramics and pottery students, beginners and more advanced who, whilst engaging in clay making, also wish to gain a deeper understanding of how ceramic glazes work. As well as covering many hand-building methods and throwing on the potters wheel, this course will include an element of glaze experimentation and development.

£220.00

ONLINE TALK: Contemporary African Photography in Focus

Online

On the occasion of Messums London first contemporary photography exhibition 'Resonances', visual artists Nii Obodai and Justin Keene will be in conversation with Stephanie Blomkamp, founder of Oath magazine, on the visibility, circulation and championing of African photography today.

Free

Make a Money Box

Messums Creative

Family workshop. Come and create a money box of any shape. A building or creature? Quirky monster with five arms, an as yet undiscovered dinosaur or a happy Mr Piggy … Using clay and your wildest imagination, this will be a morning of fun and creativity.

£15 – £25

Animals in Relief

Messums Creative

Half-day sculpture course for families
A chance to take out from your imagination and into material reality the personality and quirks of your favourite creatures.
Come to create lively designs from the observation of characterful animals.

£15 – £25

Gargoyles and Hypnotic Faces

Messums Creative

MESSUMS MAKERS – Half-day sculpture course for families
Made as a standalone sculpture, using clay in an expressive and improvised manner, you will have the chance to learn how to express yourself through the creation of a grimacing face.

£15 – £25

Family Potter’s Wheel Weekend

Messums Creative

Have you always wanted to make a pot on a potter’s wheel? Now is your chance to come with your family.
These sessions are intended for families with children aged 10+ to come together to have a go or improve their skills on the potter’s wheel.

£40.00

PREVIEW: Canadian Ceramics Exhibitions

Messums Wiltshire

Join us for the preview of 'No Boundaries - Contemporary Canadian Ceramic' featuring artists Walter Ostrom, Gregory Payce & Linda Sormin in the Long Gallery shown alongside a solo exhibition by Linda Sormin in the tithe barn.

Free

Sculpture Course: Vessels of the Forest

Messums Creative

ONE DAY SCULPTURE COURSES – Series of sculpture courses inspired by the exhibition programme at Messums Wiltshire
Sculpting improvised forms related to branch, leaf, creature and our entanglement with the depths of the forest. In this course you can make forms such as vase, bowl, container or just a wonderful sculpted and dramatic reflection on structure which might remind you of the mystery of nature and growth.

£120.00

On-Glaze Brushwork Workshop

Messums Creative

Lettering on ceramics using Versals. In this course you will examine letter formation, letter weight and spacing.

£65 – £120

Make a Bird’s Nest

Messums Creative

A session for pre-school children and their adults.
In this session our inspiration comes from the wonders of Springtime. Come and join us in some messy fun to create a birds nest with eggs and possibly even some nesting birds or hatchlings.

£10 – £15