Courses

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

2-day – Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners March 2017 This course is now fully booked. If you would like to add your details to the reserve list in case there is a cancellation, please get in touch. Otherwise, the next Beginners in July still has several places and is available for booking. 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 throwing. It will cover the range of wheel-throwing techniques [...]

3-day – Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Improvers April 2017

3-day – Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Improvers April 2017 This intensive 3 day course is aimed specifically at intermediates or advanced throwers who already have some experience in wheel-throwing. The course will however cater for students at different levels of capability. It will cover clay preparation and wedging techniques along with the range of throwing techniques required to make bowls and upright forms in stoneware. The second and third days will cover turning and handling techniques, along with individual student led enquiry. Tutor demonstrat [...]

5-Day-Porcelain throwing, in Amsterdam, April 2017

5-Day-Porcelain throwing, in Amsterdam, April 2017 We are delighted that Patia has been invited to run this five day porcelain throwing course in Holland  We hope you will be inspired to join her there! She will will be teaching at the Baampottery, which is in Baambrugge, just outside Amsterdam. In her own porcelain practice Patia’s work is about trying to retain the fluidity and softness of the thrown form. She is also interested in ‘freeing up’ from the symmetry of the wheel, for example by changing the line of form, giving the pot a [...]

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 parti [...]

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

4-Day-Jar making/slip decorated Earthenware, July 2017   Patia will help you to select the best 4 pots which she will later raw-glaze and gloss fire ready for collection at a later date.  A charge in addition to the course fee will be made for fired pots, £1.50/lb for biscuit and £2.50/lb for gloss firing.  The studio invites a maximum of 9 students for this course. The course begins at 10am on the first morning, completing at 4pm on the last day.  Tuition hours are otherwise 9.00am - 4.00pm.  The studio is freely available for [...]

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

3 & a half day – Jug-making, wheel-throwing stoneware, Improvers July 2017 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 will be opportunity for you to learn composite throwing; two and three part assembly. We will also cover clay preparation and wedging techn [...]

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 Spring 2017 term beginning January 2017 is fully booked. If you are interested in enquiring for the Summer term, which begins in April/May 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 ceram [...]