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NEW MASTERCLASSES

Porcelain – Richard Heeley

22nd and 23rd August 2018- Clay College, Stoke-on-Trent

£250

This is a two-day masterclass aimed at people who already have intermediate throwing skills and wish to expand their knowledge.

You will learn about the processes Richard Heeley uses to throw and decorate his work using porcelain, slips and oxides. Richard is a skilled potter and a selected member of the CraftPotters’ Association.

He has over 20 years’ experience of teaching pottery. This is a real opportunity to understand his approach and creative process and to apply them to your own work.

This course is suitable for those who have experience of throwing, are able to centre clay and are confident in throwing a 10cm cylinder. There will be mixture of demonstrations and opportunities to throw yourself with the help of the tutor.

Masterclass - Porcelain - Richard Heeley
August 22nd, 2018
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Reduction Firing – Kevin Millward

14th – 16th August 2018 – Clay College, Stoke-on-Trent

£300

This is a two-and-a-half-day masterclass for experienced potters who would like to develop their understanding of reduction firing.

You will learn about the theory behind reduction firing and have the opportunity to practice this through mixing glazes and testing them.

You will need to bring two mid-sized, biscuit fired, stoneware pieces with you which you will glaze and reduction fire, using advanced techniques in a professional working studio environment. Both natural gas and bottled gas firings will be demonstrated.

The class will be led by Clay College Course Director, Kevin Millward; a potter with vast experience of teaching and leading workshops. At the end of this course you should have the confidence to explore reduction firing further and to use your acquired techniques to help you produce increasing well-made pots.

Situated in historic Middleport Pottery, the College offers a creative environment and excellent facilities

Masterclass - Reduction Firing
August 14th, 2018
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Beginners’ Throwing Weekend

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018- Clay College, Stoke-on-Trent

£240

Clay College Stoke is pleased to be able to offer this weekend, pottery, beginners’ class. This is aimed at people with very limited or no experience of throwing who wish to develop the core skills needed to centre and throw basic forms.

You will also have an opportunity to try handelling mug shapes in a professional working studio environment. There will be a range of demonstrations and then prolonged sessions for throwing facilitated by the tutor.

You will be working in stoneware clay. At the end of the 2 days you will select pieces for firing. The class will be led by skilled potter and a selected member of the Crafts Potters Association, Richard Heeley, with over 20 years experience of teaching pottery.

Situated in historic Middleport pottery, the college offers a creative environment and excellent facilities including a potter’s wheel for each student. We aim to teach you a variety of techniques to help you produce well-made pots.

Beginners Throwing Weekend
August 4th, 2018
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Improvers Throwing Weekend

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2018- Clay College, Stoke-on-Trent

£240

Clay College Stoke is pleased to be able to offer a weekend, pottery improvers’ course. The weekend is suitable for those who have experience of throwing and are able to centre clay and are confident in throwing a 10cm cylinder, but who want to develop greater consistency in their throwing and learn to throw bigger and taller pots.

There will be a range of demonstrations as well as plenty of opportunities to practice throwing and develop your technique, with the help of the tutor.

The class will be led by Richard Heeley; a skilled potter and a selected member of the Craft Potters’ Association. He has over 20 years’ experience of teaching pottery.

Situated in historic Middleport Pottery, the College offers a creative environment and excellent facilities including a potter’s wheel for each student.

Improvers Throwing Weekend
August 11th, 2018
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£240.00
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In addition to the Full Time course and evening classes, the Clay College event timetable will  include a variety of Masterclasses throughout the year. We are fortunate to have secured the engagement of a number of Internationally renowned potters, such as Svend Bayer, Clive Bowan and Magdalene Odundu, to showcase their considerable talents and pass on their skills and techniques.Each Masterclass will be held over a weekend and will offer illustrated talks, demonstrations and the opportunity for practical sessions led by the artist. 
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