TALKS | WORKSHOPS | EXHIBITIONS
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Messums has established a new set of studios for making in clay, in which artists of all ages and all walks of life will be welcome to practice, learn, develop ideas and thrive. This venture sets out to present and explore making as the essential element of creative language.
Set in airy new studios in Chilmark, Wiltshire, we offer courses in hand-building making methods; modelling and throwing on the potters’ wheel as well as provide open access sessions for the advanced practitioner.
Pottery enthusiasts and advanced students can expand their skills during masterclasses such as composite pot making, porcelain throwing workshop, and sculpture.
The programme is led by Mirka Golden-Hann, head of Visual Arts at Wiltshire Creative who has been running pottery classes at Salisbury Arts Centre for more than ten years.
In addition to Golden-Hann there is a selection of some of Britain’s other exceptional makers in clay, drawing on the long list of artists who have expressed a similar desire to see more hands-on activity at the heart of arts practice.
Sunday 6 February
This is a great opportunity to come and glaze your biscuit fired work created during previous making courses, or you can come and simply practice your existing wheel skills.Read more
Sunday 3 April
With tutor Ursula Waechter, you will learn letter formation, letter weight and spacing and have the chance to paint your own tile.Read more
Sunday 1 May 2022
Apply stains, oxides or glaze to your sculptures – workshop for glazing sculpture made in March and April.Read more
Wednesday 23 February
Pottery class aimed at 6yrs + accompanied by adult
Friday 25 February
Family class with Finn Bush where children can learn to sculpt a relief animal in clay.
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 February
For families with children age 10yrs+
Wednesday 6 April
Clay play session for pre-school children with adults
Friday 22 April 2022
Sculpture class for families. Using clay, you will have the chance to learn how to express yourself through the creation of a grimacing face!Read more
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