Ceramics Ireland One day workshops
We are delighted to offer 3 options for our one day workshop:
Date: 16th November 2013
Venue: Pottery Skills and Design School,
Island Mill, Thomastown, Kilkenny
Time: 9am – 5pm
These courses will be suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their existing knowledge.
THROWING WORKSHOP – Beginners and experienced
Tutor: To be confirmed
Advanced and intermediate. This workshop places an emphasis on improving your skills. Areas covered:- two piece throwing, lids and galleries, throwing from the hump, handling and turning. Demonstrations; teapots, bottle forms and bowls. Those wishing to work with porcelain will also be accommodated.
Individual Tutors for each participant
Beginners. Individual one on one tuition for those wishing to gain basic throwing skills. Participants will be taught centering, opening and pulling up of simple forms and will progress to different rims, pouring spouts and the use of throwing ribs as their skills improve. (Places on the beginners course are limited to six people.)
All participants will have access to electric potter’s wheels. Please bring: an apron, sponge, wire, and any other throwing tools you may reqiure
ENAMEL TRANSFER - Tutor: Tina Byrne
This one day workshop will offer participants the opportunity to produce their own enamel ceramic transfers (decals). Scanned drawings, photographs or original art work will be printed directly as transfers from a computer. Tuition will also include a brief introduction to Photoshop and the application of transfers to glazed ware. There will be a charge of €5 for each A4 sheet of transfers printed
Please bring: A laptop with photoshop(optional), images/art work on a memory stick or disc, smooth glazed ware suitable for transfer application (white ware out of Dunnes will be fine)
Fast firings - Tutor – Gus Mabelson and Claire Malloy
Salt Glaze Firing in a Fast Fire Salt Kiln. Participants are invited to bring along one piece of biscuit fired work (max height 8 cms) for firing. Slips and glazes for the bisque fired pieces will be provided and demonstrations on their application given.
Stoneware Glaze Firing in Rocket Fast Fire Kilns. A chance to glaze and fire small pieces in one hour learning how to create oxidized and reduced atmospheres.
Raku Firing in Top Hat Raku Kiln. Bring your own biscuit fired pieces or use those supplied, to glaze, fire and employ post firing reduction techniques. A demonstration of post firing horse hair techniques will be given.
This workshop will involve firing all three of the above kilns and participants will have the opportunity to glaze and fire work in all three or choose to specialise in one.
Cost: €75 Members € 95 non members
Cost: includes: tuition, materials, lunch, tea/coffee
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE ON THESE WORKSHOPS, THEREFORE IT IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
To book your place – Contact Elaine on 087 9510765 or email us at email@example.com using the contact us box below. Cheques payable to Ceramics Ireland or you can pay using the add to cart button below
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Member fee € 75
Non Member fee € 95
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