ONE DAY SCULPTURE COURSES – Series of sculpture courses inspired by the exhibition programme at Messums Wiltshire

These one day sessions are aimed at adults but young people aged 12+ can attend accompanied by a paying adult.

Date: 10 April
Time: 9.30 – 16.30
Tutor: Finn Bush

Lunch break 12.00-13.00 (lunch is not included but you can either bring a picnic or why not visit our fantastic Mess restaurant at Messums Wiltshire gallery in Tisbury.)

Come and Make cost: £120
Add Biscuit firing cost £20 per each person
If you wish your sculpture to be glazed please book a glazing day with Finn on 1 May.

Materials: included in the cost of the course is 6 kg of clay

Greg Payce inspired Sculpture Course: Slab building the figure

Influenced by the illusions evoked by Greg Payce’s ceramics which employ optical illusions, tutor Finn Bush will guide you to create slab built figurative forms.  Inspired by the spaces in between objects, you will be encouraged to form an image of the human shape. In this course, you will be making standing hollow forms with a different take on the traditional slab building technique. You will be shown how to use flowing lines and to apply construction methods that result in a lyrical and fluid version of a sculpted human form.

Finn Bush is experienced working both in education and decorative arts practice. Ceramics has been Finn’s major means for expression from his earliest childhood attempts in his parents’ studio and during his creative career he developed a direct ‘hands on’ attitude to the use of materials and expanded his knowledge mainly on a ‘trial and error’ basis.  He studied art for five years at Central St Martin’s and at Plymouth College of Art and Design and believes in the wide spectrum of expression offered by clay. Through his teaching Finn seeks to bring character and a sense of freedom to the materials he uses.

Please wear comfortable clothes and sensible shoes.

Materials explained: Materials 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, please add into your basket the firing option. Biscuit firing is the first firing which will turn clay into hard ceramic material. If you wish to glaze your sculpture, consider booking a glaze workshop with Finn Bush on 1 May.