26 and 27 August | Pots with Lids (age 15+)

26 and 27 August

Tutor: Bridget Timoney
Date: 26 and 27 August
Times: 10.00-17.00 (Lunch break 13.00 – 14.00)
Course: £220 (two days)
Biscuit firing: £30 per person

Glazing day: 13 September £65 per session. Please note, 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).

Course Description:

This is a two day course for pottery students who would like to concentrate on expanding their throwing skill set by learning how to make pots with lids. In this workshop you will learn to make several shapes and designs of lids and ways can make a gallery. Beginners who like a challenge themselves are welcome.

Bridget Timoney has been a practicing potter for ten years. She studied ceramics at Limerick School of Art and Design. She trained under Gus Mableson at the prestigious Thomastown Skills Course and completed an Adopt a Potter apprenticeship with Julie Ayton. Recently Bridget completed her traineeship as Mirka Golden-Hann’s Visual Arts and Pottery Assistant at Salisbury Arts Centre where she gained an in-depth insight into teaching pottery classes to all ages as well as running a community pottery.

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: Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring apron, pen and notebook.

This course is intended for adults but may be attended by students aged 15+ providing that they come together with an adult who is also a member of the class.