28 August | Brancusi and Flight Forms (age 14+)

Date: 28 August
Times: 10.00-17.00 (lunch break 13.00-14.00)
Tutor: Finn Bush

Course: £135
Biscuit firing: £38

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 sculpture course will examine streamlined and elegant forms. You will have the opportunity to discover ceramic form both as a vessel and also abstracted sculpture.  Under the tuition of sculpture tutor Finn Bush, you will explore building hollow forms which evoke the idea of flight. In your making you will seek and explore sensuous aerodynamic forms.

The cost of this course includes material allowance of 12 kg per person and at the end of the session, you can either choose to take your sculpture home unfired, or you can opt out for us to biscuit fire your work to make it permanent. Once you collect your piece biscuit fired, you can choose to paint it at home using any paint or you can return to glaze your piece in one of our glaze sessions.

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 the material knowledge. Through his teaching Finn seeks to bring character and sense of freedom to the materials he uses.

Bring: apron, pencil, notebook. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

This course is intended for all ages. *Children aged 14+ are welcome to come with their adults.