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Clay College Stoke is so pleased to be able to offer a 4-Day Hands-on Masterclass from Saturday 17th to Tuesday 20th February.

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who have some knowledge and wish to improve their throwing.

Topics to be covered:

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

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.

Situated in the historic Middleport Pottery, the College offers a creative environment and excellent facilities including a potter’s wheel for each student. We can fire up to 3 pieces from this masterclass for collection or if you would like to take 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 3.30 pm for a 4pm finish.

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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