CLAY COURSE: Pottery with Glaze Focus (adults)

Messums Creative

Pottery with Glaze Focus

Friday daytime adult class with a focus on understanding glazes.

Dates: 24 September – 3 December (Half term: 29 October)
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

CLAY COURSE: Pots with Interesting Legs (Children)

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MESSY MAKERS SATURDAYS – Clay sessions for children and their adults to come and create together

Pots with Interesting Legs

Date: Saturday 25 September
Times: 10.00 – 12.30

Tutor: Finn Bush

Hand build bowls and vessels which literally walk from your hands. Using clays wonderful responsive sculptural qualities create interestingly footed and imaginatively stilted, plinthed and balanced hand built sculpture objects. Expect to make abstract or figurative bases commingling with containers.

Our Saturday sessions are designed for children to come together with their grownups to create together and to learn new skills. In these fun and creativity packed sessions a number of different tutors will bring an array of approaches to clay work and ceramics.

£10 – £25

CLAY COURSE: Pots with Interesting Legs (Children)

Messums Creative

MESSY MAKERS SATURDAYS – Clay sessions for children and their adults to come and create together
Pots with Interesting Legs

Date: Saturday 25 September
Times: Book either a morning or afternoon session
10.00 – 12.30 or
13.30 – 16.00

Tutor: Finn Bush

Hand build bowls and vessels which literally walk from your hands. Using clays wonderful responsive sculptural qualities create interestingly footed and imaginatively stilted, plinthed and balanced hand built sculpture objects. Expect to make abstract or figurative bases commingling with containers.

Our Saturday sessions are designed for children to come together with their grownups to create together and to learn new skills. In these fun and creativity packed sessions a number of different tutors will bring an array of approaches to clay work and ceramics.

£10 – £25

CHARITY EVENT: An Audience with Alan Yentob and Caryn Mandabach (Peaky Blinders)

Messums Wiltshire

Join Caryn Mandabach (producer of PEAKY BLINDERS) and Alan Yentob in a conversation celebrating the power of storytelling at Messums Wiltshire, in aid of the KHULA Education.

This year KHULA Education, supported by the David Rattray Foundation, are launching a new programme in KwaZulu-Natal which will encourage the older school children to tell their own stories orally. It will be a way for them to improve their confidence, their presentation skills and hopefully, over time, be a way to bring in revenue to the community through tourism.

£50.00

PREVIEW: Elisabeth Frink ‘Man is an Animal’

Messums Wiltshire

Preview of the Elisabeth Frink exhibition 'Man is an Animal' in the barn gallery at Messums Wiltshire on Sunday 26 September.
Man is an Animal is the most extensive collection of large-scale sculptures by Dame Elisabeth Frink to be shown in this country.

Free

CLAY COURSE: Make a Halloween Pumpkin (family)

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MESSY MAKERS SATURDAYS – Clay sessions for children and their adults to come and create together
Make a Halloween Pumpkin

Date: Saturday 2 October
Times: Book either a morning or afternoon session
10.00 – 12.30 or
13.30 – 16.00

Tutor: Finn Bush

Hand form the bold shapes of pumpkins in clay, then incise, cut and engrave the truly creative faces, words, spirits and sprites of Halloween. Back lit with a candle, this is a chance to revel in the riotous creativity of festival time.

£10 – £25

CLAY COURSE: Make a Halloween Pumpkin (family)

Messums Creative

MESSY MAKERS SATURDAYS – Clay sessions for children and their adults to come and create together
Make a Halloween Pumpkin

Date: Saturday 2 October
Times: Book either a morning or afternoon session
10.00 – 12.30 or
13.30 – 16.00

Tutor: Finn Bush

Hand form the bold shapes of pumpkins in clay, then incise, cut and engrave the truly creative faces, words, spirits and sprites of Halloween. Back lit with a candle, this is a chance to revel in the riotous creativity of festival time.

£10 – £25

CLAY COURSE: Halloween Pumpkins (pre-school children)

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Halloween Pumpkins – Pre-School Kids (accompanied by adult)

Date: Wednesday 6 October
Times: 11am-12pm

£20 for child and £5 for an accompanying adult

Tutor: Bridget Timoney

This fun session is suitable for children as young as four to come and work together with their adults. In this short session you can come and make a Halloween pumpkin to hang on the wall during Halloween week.

£5 – £20

CLAY COURSE: Making & Glazing (Children)

Messums Creative

MESSY MAKERS SATURDAYS – Clay sessions for children and their adults to come and create together
Making and Glazing

Date: Saturday 9 October
Times: Book either a morning or afternoon session
10.00 – 12.30 or
13.30 – 16.00

Tutor: Finn Bush

In these sessions you will be invited to glaze and decorate your pots with interesting legs and if you have missed out this will be your chance to make one.

£10 – £25

CLAY COURSE: Making & Glazing (Children)

Messums Creative

MESSY MAKERS SATURDAYS – Clay sessions for children and their adults to come and create together
Making and Glazing

Date: Saturday 9 October
Times: Book either a morning or afternoon session
10.00 – 12.30 or
13.30 – 16.00

Tutor: Finn Bush

In these sessions you will be invited to glaze and decorate your pots with interesting legs and if you have missed out this will be your chance to make one.

£10 – £25

TALK: ‘The Radical Potter’ with Tristram Hunt

Messums Wiltshire

Talk at Messums Wiltshire gallery and online with V&A director and author Tristram Hunt as he introduces his new book 'The Radical Potter'.
Tristram's new book 'The Radical Potter' is a biography of Josiah Wedgwood, perhaps the greatest English potter who ever lived. 'The Steve Jobs of the eighteenth century' as Tristram describes him

£10 – £50

GALLERY TALK: Elisabeth Frink in the 21st Century

Messums Wiltshire

Join Dr Helen Pheby and Jo Baring for a discussion on the importance of Elisabeth Frink's sculpture and it's relevance in the 21st century. Chaired by curator Catherine Milner.
Dr Helen Pheby is an international curator and Head of Curatorial Programming at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Jo Baring is director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art, she writes and speaks regularly on the life and work of Elisabeth Frink.

£10.00