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Clay College Stoke is so pleased to be able to offer a 4-Day Hands-on Easter Masterclass from the 13th to the 16th of April.

The masterclass focuses on Jug forms including forming lips and handles and the use of slips for decoration. This course is suitable for those who wish to improve their throwing and want to develop greater consistency and throw bigger and taller pots.


Topics to be covered during the weekend:

  • Clay preparation, wedging and kneading.
  • Throwing techniques
  • Lifting techniques, hand grips & throwing ribs
  • Centering clay
  • Fixing wooden bats
  • Throwing taller
  • Lips and spouts
  • Handles and Lugs
  • Slip decoration.

The class will be led by Brian Dickenson, an extremely skilled potter who has over 30 years of experience in making ceramic wares. His speciality is thrown functional wares and has run three professional workshops producing high-fired Stoneware, mid-temperature Slipware and more recently traditional Earthenware. The course is suitable for intermediate students.

Situated in the historic Middleport Pottery, the College offers a creative environment and excellent facilities including a potter’s wheel for each student. We are not able to fire any of the pieces from this masterclass but if you would like to take 3 pieces of your work, please bring a box for safe transporting.

The college will be open at 9.30 am each day to allow for a 10 am start and clear down at the end of each day will begin at 4.30 pm so as to be out of the building by 5 pm.

Clay College is a not-for-profit organisation so all the proceeds from our masterclasses support the work we do.

Please visit our full Terms and Conditions here: www.claycollegestoke.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/


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