Dates: Thursday: 22 September– 1 December (half term: 27 October)
Times: 10am-1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Tutor: Andy Glass
These regular sessions are the ideal opportunity for ceramics and pottery beginners and intermediate students wanting to become familiar with or improve their clay making skills. We believe that the relaxed, friendly, and peaceful atmosphere is an ideal environment for creative learning. This weekly class led by an experienced ceramics practitioner is designed to nurture everyone’s individual creativity and further each person’s skills at their own pace. You will be able to cover hand building techniques such as pinch-pot making, coiling, slab building as well as work on the potters wheel.
Thursday classes are led by Messums Creative ceramics studio technical demonstrator Andy Glass. Andy completed his degree in Ceramics in 1996 at the University of Derby. After university he worked as a production thrower for several years and consequently in the early 00’s developed his ceramic practice through a series of Artistic Residencies at Cranleigh Arts Centre in Surrey, South Hill Park Arts Centre, and Wysning Arts Centre. His career includes a wide teaching portfolio as well as kiln and pottery equipment engineering. Andy has decided to step away from his engineering job in order to concentrate on returning to developing his own creative voice.
(Materials – will be charged upon completion of each project according to the studio material’s price list. Please ask your tutor for details.)
Bring: Apron, old towel and old credit card. Please wear closed-toe shoes.