7 WEEKS CREATIVE HANDBUILDING COURSE - EVENINGS

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Arran Street East School of Pottery | Dublin 7

Arran Street East
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7 WEEKS CREATIVE HANDBUILDING COURSE  - EVENINGS
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Advanced Creative Handbuilding 7 Weeks Evening Pottery Course: 6-8pm
About this Event

THURSDAYS 14 21 28 September 5 12 19 26 October

THURSDAYS 2 9 16 23 30 November 7 14 December

About the Course

This course is designed for students who wish to learn Advanced Creative Handbuilding techniques and who have previously attended Beginners or Improvers Handbuilding classes.

Stoneware clay has been used for centuries to make pottery pieces that are useful and beautiful. This course teaches you how to make pieces by hand, which include a variety of useful objects, like pots, dishes, and platters - even jewellery pieces or buttons. You can also create your own piece of abstract work by hand if you prefer!

The workshops give you the opportunity to design and hand-make your very own pieces through a series of making and decorating techniques taught over the seven evenings, one evening per week. This course concentrates on hand-making techniques off the pottery wheel.

Over the course of the 7 evenings you will learn to make different pieces using a slab roller, cutting and shaping tools. You will also learn how to decorate and glaze your work.

On completion of the course we will fire 3 of your favourite pieces for you that you have made and glazed throughout the course and contact you when they are ready for collection - usually between 6-8 weeks after the class.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

Week 1- Learning to use an extruder - making different shaped mugs or jugs

Week 2- Slip trailing work from Week 1, and learning to use the slab roller machine for narrow shapes

Week 3- Slab building techniques making squared/rectangular pieces

Week 4- Learning to make wider slab building shapes

Week 5- Learning to make cylinder pieces from week 4’s slabs

Week 6- Finishing off work from Week 5

Week 7- Applying underglaze, Sgraffito, slip trail to selected pieces.


Following the 7 weeks you will be familiar with:

- advanced coiling, slabbing, pinching, building, and sculpting techniques

You will also have practiced decorative techniques including:

- Underglaze

- Slip decoration and

- Sgraffitto

TIME: 7 evenings, from 6pm - 8pm


If you would like to give this course as a gift please look at our Gift Cards options here.


FAQs

Who is this course for? This pottery workshop will suit experienced students looking to practice working with clay, and learn new skills.

Is there an age limit for the Workshop? This course is generally for people aged 18 and above.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the workshop? The nearest Luas Red Line stop is 'Four Courts', (a five minute walk away) and many bus routes service Stop 1479 on Ormond Quay, at the junction with Capel Street. You'll also find a Dublin Bikes stand at each of these locations. Due to our City Centre location, on-street parking immediately outside the building is limited, but there is pay and display in the general area, and there are large car parks nearby at Jervis Shopping Centre and beside the Fruit and Vegetable Markets.

What does the course entail? You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to your classroom. Each participant will have access to their own pottery tools for the duration of the workshop. We supply all the materials you need. Each workshop ends with a class and equipment tidy up - another important part of the potter's training!

What should I wear/bring? Please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting messy. Please bring your own apron (or an oversizes T-shirt) and a hand towel so as not to get splashed in clay.

Are there any Health and Safety issues? Please keep your hair tied up and your nails short.

When will my pots be available for collection? On completion of the course we will fire 3 of your favourite pieces for you that you have made and glazed throughout the course and contact you when they are ready for collection - usually between 6-8 weeks after the class. We will contact you to let you know when they are ready.

Is my booking transferrable and what is the cancellation policy? Please consult our cancellation policy, thank you.


Where can I contact you with any questions? You can email us at [email protected].


Thank you!

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Arran Street East School of Pottery, 1 Little Green Street, Dublin 7, Ireland

Tickets

EUR 354.50

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