The Magic of Hand Building, Studio 45, Saturday, 02. May 2020

Bookings Go Live 18th November 2019
Bookings Close 27th April 2020
The Magic of Handbuilding - explores handbuilding techniques which can be developed further to create pieces suitable for Obvara firings (please see details below). Covering a range of different approaches to making which incorporate texture into the making process as well as being applied to the surface after the piece is built.
What You'll Learn...


We will learn a range of handbuilding techniques, including Kurinuki (a Japanese term relating to a particular hand-forming process), to create pots which have a textured surface. Textured surfaces are especially interesting as they are enhanced by the effects of the Obvara firing. 


We will be using carved stamps to create pattern in the surface of the clay before we explore different ways of stretching the clay to form the piece.


We will explore making personal stamps for pattern and texture making.


We will experiment with using found materials for pattern and texture making, using objects from the natural world alongside vintage textiles.


We will try our hand at surface treatments such as water etching, carving & fluting.


We will make a series of pieces, which will be suitable for the Obvara firing in July.


And of course plenty of tea and cake and a delicious organic lunch both days – All materials provided


Cancellations and Transfer
By booking you are confirming that you understand and agree to our policy.
Transfers by the client more than 4 weeks before an event incur a £10 admin charge
Transfers by the client less than 4 weeks before an event incur a 50% charge. Transfers can only be made once and must be within a 12-month period.
Cancellations by the client more than 4 weeks before an event – Your booking fee will be returned minus an admin charge of £30.
Cancellations by the client less than 4 weeks before an event – Full course fee is payable
In the unlikely event that a course has to be cancelled, all fees are returnable. Booking priority will be given to rescheduling the event. 
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Saturday, 02. May 2020, Studio 45, The Magic of Hand Building

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