Thursday 26 August
10am – 5pm (lunch included)
Tutor: Finn Bush
In this workshop you can explore the basis of sculpting in clay and develop your skill during the day. Clay differs from classic sculpture because of the considerations of firing in the kiln. Using an ancient Egyptian form of sculpture known as the ointment jar or cosmetics jar we will create a fusion of vessel and sculpture. The humour, charm and dignity of this ancient Egyptian style gives ample opportunity to touch upon figurative, stylistic, abstract, and technical questions and create a sculpture with a purpose.
Clay tutor Finn Bush is experienced in working both in education and the decorative arts practice. Ceramics has been Finn’s major means for expression right from earliest childhood attempts in his parents studio and during his creative career he developed a direct ‘hands on’ attitude to the use of materials and expanded his knowledge mainly on a ‘trial and error’ basis. He studied painting at art school but he believes in the freedom of vision offered by material knowledge. Through his teaching Finn seeks to bring character and a sense of freedom to the materials he uses.
The cost of biscuit firing the selection of your best work is included in the price of the course. The teacher will help you decide what your best work is and what the allowed quantity is. This will generally fill kiln space of (35x35x35)cm. Extra work can be fired at an additional cost.
We recommend that you book a glaze session to glaze your work or you can request us to glaze the pots for you in one glaze. Small studio fee will apply.
If you wish to collect your biscuit fired work, you can do this three weeks after the course.
We will store your work for up to six months. If you would like us to post the work to you, please let us know and we will arrange this at extra cost.
apron and old towel, wear closed toe shoes