3 and 4 | September Porcelain Paper Clay (adults)

Dates: 3 and 4 September
Times: 10.00-17.00 (lunch 13.00-14.00)
Tutor: Tamar Rose

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 at our amazing Mess Restaurant in Messums Wiltshire Gallery in Tisbury? The Mess restaurant is open Thursday to Monday (11 – 3pm).

Cost of the course: £265 includes clay
Biscuit firing of work made during this course £35
For glaze firing: book one of our glaze and practice sessions £65


Porcelain Paperclay Workshop

This is a two-day workshop with a focus on hand building in porcelain paperclay. You will have the opportunity to explore complex combinations of forms afforded by the unique material of paper clay porcelain, and learn to use sprigs to decorate your work.  Makers who are current or returning students will also have the chance to make their own sprigs which can be later used in other projects.

Tamar Rose is a Harrow graduate who has been a full time maker for 25 years. She has been teaching in schools, adult education, and from her own studio for the last 15 years. Tamar’s teaching style is strongly driven by her approach to clay as a maker. Her clay teaching is about exploration, engineering, problem solving, and helping students to find their own creative direction through happy accidents. Tamar tailors her instruction, teaching and critique to each person and believes that this approach leads to a more cohesive and collaborative environment where students feel able to experiment and explore ideas.

Tamar is a member of Craft Potters Association whose porcelain paper clay work can be found in many UK based galleries.

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 to learn about glazing, please add into your basket the biscuit firing option and 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 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 . We will fire the second, glaze firing, at Stoneware temperature (approximately 1250 C) in order to achieve vitrification of the material.

Bring: Please wear closed toe shoes and bring apron, pencil, notebook, and old towel.