10 and 11 September | Wheel and Fluting Workshop (age 14+)

Two day wheel and fluting workshop, including throwing, turning, carving

Dates: 10 and 11 September
Times: 10.00 – 17.00 (Lunch break 13.00-14.00)
Tutor: Emily Myers

Course: £240
Biscuit firing: £30

Glaze sessions: 17 September (AM and PM) £65 per session (glazes and glaze firing included). Please note that in order to glaze you will need to book biscuit firing.

Glazing by studio: please see studio notice board for prices. Please note that if you would like us to glaze, you will need to book biscuit firing.

Please note – lunch is not included in the cost of the course. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Or why not have your lunch in our amazing Mess Restaurant at Messums Wiltshire Gallery in Tisbury? The Mess restaurant is open Thursday to Monday (11 – 3pm).

Emily Myers is an established Studio Potter, Fellow of The Craft Potters Association and Crafts Council selected maker. She works in porcelain and red stoneware clay. Emily’s pieces are often carved and fired with beautiful glazes and can be seen in numerous venues and galleries nation wide.

This two-day workshop is intended for anyone who would like to start learning or improve their skills when working on the potter’s wheel. On the first day you will be throwing an array of forms through which you will be practising and pushing your ability. The following day you will be turning your pots, learning and practising turning of foot rings. You will also explore how to carve the surface through fluting and faceting.

Bring: Apron and old towel. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

This course may be attended by students aged 14+ providing that they come with an adult who is also a member of the class

Materials explained: Clay will be provided as part of the course. There is no extra charge if you wish to take home your unfired pieces. If you would like us to fire your work for you to have as a forever keepsake or to use in order later to learn about how to glaze, please add into your basket the biscuit firing option. If you would like to attend our glaze session please also add into your basked the glaze session. In studio ceramics we refer to the first firing as ‘biscuit’ (or ‘bisque’) firing. This firing turns clay into hard ceramic material upon which glaze is applied ready for the second firing which is called gloss or glaze firing. Clay is fired to approximately 1000 C for the first Biscuit firing. The second, glaze firing is either fired at Stoneware temperature (approximately 1250 C) or Earthenware to approximately 1050C. At Messums Creative we embrace sustainable creative learning practice and our system is designed to enable our students to make the best choice for them.