13 and 14 August | Two Day Throwing and Building Course (age 15+)

Dates: 13 and 14 August
Tutor: Freya Bramble-Carter
Times: 10.00-17.00 (lunch 13.00-14.00)
Course: £240
Biscuit firing: £35

Glaze: if you would like to come to glaze your work then we recommend for you to book a glaze session 17 September £65 AM, £65 PM

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).

Course description:

In this course you will have the chance to throw, turn, assemble and build pots inspired by joy and whimsy. It is an opportunity to explore the sculptural potential of the potters wheel as well as build and expand your skills and knowledge.

Freya Bramble-Carter is a London-based ceramics artist, known for creating contemporary designs, strongly inspired by the ethos of beauty and nature. Freya is a daughter of potters and has been teaching others since her teens, she combines her lifestyle, work and enjoyment in one and tries to live in the most true and authentic way she can learning and expanding on a personal level as well as professionally in this art form.

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.

Bring: apron, pencil, notebook. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

This course is intended for adults. Children aged 15+ are welcome to attend when accompanied by participating adult.