Courses

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2-day – Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners July 2017

2-day – Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners July 2017 This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before. It may also be suitable for those that have had a long break from clay-work and wheel-throwing. It will cover clay preparation and wedging techniques along with the range of throwing techniques required to make bowls and small upright forms in stoneware. The second day will cover turning and handling techniques. The studio invites a maximum of 9 students for this course. Each p [...]

4-Day-Jar making/slip decorated Earthenware, July 2017

4-Day-Jar making/slip decorated Earthenware, July 2017 This jar making course will run over 4 days. Patia makes jars in both porcelain and earthenware; enjoying large round jars and altered lidded forms in terracotta and screw threaded jars in porcelain. Drawing on some of the methods Patia uses,  she will  encourage  personal experimentation. Looking at, and throwing the various lid fittings, and how form and lid complete an aesthetic. One is not the after thought to the other. Turning and handling, along with decorative slip techniques will com [...]

3 & a half day – Jug-making, wheel-throwing stoneware, Improvers July 2017

3 & a half day – Jug-making, wheel-throwing stoneware, Improvers July 2017 This course is now fully booked. If you would like to join the reserve list, please leave us your contact details via the booking page. Spread over 3 and a half days, this course is aimed at more experienced makers to develop their jug-making. The course will however cater for intermediate and advanced students at different levels of capability. Students will be encouraged to experiment with different scale and style of vessel. A strong emphasis will also be placed upon handling and there [...]

4-Day-Slip decorated Earthenware, August 2017

4-Day-Slip decorated Earthenware, August 2017 The course content for this season is spread over 4 days. Patia will be sharing the secrets of her vocabulary of alluring and lively mark-making in slip-decoration. The programme considers both traditional and contemporary approaches to slip application, methods which grew out of post-medieval English pot-making and then later flourished in the celebrated 17th and 18th chargers and often elaborate slipwares of Staffordshire. The schedule will allow for a strong emphasis on experimentation, both [...]

Evening Classes

Evening Classes We welcome enquiries for new 10 week terms. Our Summer 2017 term beginning April 2017 is now fully booked. If you are interested in enquiring for the Autumn term, which begins in September 2017, please forward your details via the booking page and we will add you to our reserve lists. Evening classes at Wobage run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, between 6.45 and 9.15pm, for three ten or eleven week blocks per annum. These termly courses, predominantly in thrown cer [...]