Date: 9 August
Time: AM session 10.00-12.00 and PM session 14.00-16.00
Tutor: Bridget Timoney
Each session £25 child* £20 adult who is accompanying child (children)
Each session £50 adult without a child
Biscuit firing: £18 per person
Finn Bush – family sculpture classes
Glazing by studio: please see studio notice board for prices. Please note, if you would like us to glaze, you will need to book biscuit firing.
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: apron, pencil, notebook. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
This course is an ideal opportunity for the whole family to become familiar with throwing on the potter’s wheel or to improve existing skills. In these sessions we invite children *aged 7+ and their adults to come along and to have fun together creating and getting messy.
£18.00 – £50.00