Hand Built Ceramics (clay)            308                  Weds       19.00-21.00        10 weeks, 3 terms

FEE PER TERM : full: £165.00 over 60: £156.75 benefit: £115.50

Tutor: Emma Jayne Robertson

Working with local ceramicist Emma Jayne Robertson, over a period of 10 weeks, you will explore a range of clay hand building techniques, including slab and coil building. You will make a variety of items to practice these techniques and then refine your work with fettling and tidying up, exploring decoration using underglaze paints.  After half term you will design and make your own projects. (Initial 10kg of clay, glazes and kiln firing are included in the cost.)


ONE DAY WORKSHOPS ON THURSDAYS AT GRANGE FARM BARNS

OCTOBER 10TH CLAY – DESIGN AND MAKE A CERAMIC CLOCK

10.00-16.00 CODE:430 Tutor: Emma Jayne Robertson £62.40

Come and design your very own Ceramic Clock with the guidance and support of local Ceramicist Emma Jayne Robertson. You will spend the first part of the session designing your clock and making templates and then you will bring the design to life using clay. You will be using the slab building method to create your clock and then have a chance to add some colour to the surface at the end. You will be able to choose whether to have it glazed or not. Items will be delivered or collected by arrangement after being glazed and fired. Please note: This could take 4-6 weeks as it needs to dry out thoroughly before being fired twice.

Tea and coffee available throughout the day. Either bring a packed lunch or there is a cafe on site.


OCTOBER 17TH FREEHAND MACHINE EMBROIDERY

10.30-15.30 CODE:431 Tutor: Martin Dobson £46.00

This technique is great fun, and can be addictive! Using a basic sewing machine you can can freely draw lines, write words, create landscapes and more to embellish your work. In this workshop you will learn the techniques used in creating freehand and open work embroidery which can be applied to garments, cushions and artwork. Students will need to bring a sewing machine where the foot feed can be dropped and of course an embroidery foot and sharp machine needle. Please also bring a 10” embroidery hoop, 1/2 m of calico, embroidery scissors and stich ripper, and a small assortment of coloured threads. A pencil and paper to draft any lettering or sketch your designs is useful. Tea and coffee available throughout the day. Either bring a packed lunch or there is a cafe on site.


NOVEMBER 7TH BOB ROSS ‘WET ON WET’ OIL PAINTING - WATERFALL THEME

10.30-15.30 CODE:432 Tutor: Caroline Stevens £51.00

Learn to paint a full landscape painting in just one session! Caroline Stevens (CRI Certified Bob Ross) shows you how to paint using this fun and exciting technique. All equipment/canvas supplied. Beginners welcome and anyone that might want to improve on their wet-on-wet technique of painting are encouraged to come along. Subjects are mainly North American Landscapes, this time a waterfall theme. Tea and coffee available throughout the day. Either bring a packed lunch or there is a cafe on site.


NOVEMBER 14TH WILLOW WEAVING – FORAGERS BASKET

10.00-16.00 CODE:433 Tutor: Jo Hammond £61.20

Weave a wide oval basket from English willow and some lovely textured twigs gathered from the wild. This design contains foraged materials, and is also the ideal basket to take on a foraging trip – mushrooming, for instance! You’ll learn how to shape a hoop and ribs, simple weaving techniques, adding a handle, and lots of other skills in selecting the willow, finishing and trimming your work. All the materials you need are provided. Tea and coffee available throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch, or there is a café on site. Note: Willow weaving is moderately hard work and does require a firm grip, and the flexibility to bend over and squat down occasionally.


NOVEMBER 21ST BOB ROSS ‘WET ON WET’ OIL PAINTING - WINTER SNOW SCENE

10.30-15.30 CODE:434 Tutor: Caroline Stevens £51.00

Learn to paint a full landscape painting in just one session! Caroline Stevens (CRI Certified Bob Ross) shows you how to paint using this fun and exciting technique. All equipment/canvas supplied. Beginners welcome and anyone that might want to improve on their wet-on-wet technique of painting are encouraged to come along. Subjects are mainly North American Landscapes, this time a winter snow scene. Tea and coffee available throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch, or there is a café on site.


NOVEMBER 28TH WILLOW AND RUSH WALL BASKET

10.00-12.30 CODE:435 Tutor: Jo Hammond £30.60

Make a pretty cone-shaped basket using English willow and rush. Try a variety of weaves and textures, learn a simple border, and finish with a twisted cord loop for hanging on the wall. Jo provides all the tools and materials you need, and expert step-by-step instruction…no previous experience needed. This project is ideal for beginners. Tea and coffee available throughout the morning. Please note: willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip.


NOVEMBER 28TH WILLOW WOMAN

13.30-16.00 CODE:436 Tutor: Jo Hammond £30.60

An afternoon spent willow weaving on this course suitable for beginners or those with a little experience. This project is to make a willow woman; this quirky stylized sculpture can be a decorative plant support or ornament for either garden or indoors and introduces weaving, tying and wrapping skills. Your figure can easily be adapted with wings to become an angel for Christmas time. All tools and materials provided. Tea and coffee available throughout the afternoon. Please note: willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip.