Richard Phethean is an established professional potter with more than forty years' experience of teaching pottery. He is a Fellow and former Chair of the Craft Potters Association, and the author of two books on throwing technique.
Richard makes wheel-thrown, altered and assembled vessels in coarse textured red and black earthenware clays, using brushed slips and resist techniques to create the harmony between form and surface for which his work is known. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide.
Richard will encourage you to challenge yourself and to improve your pots technically and aesthetically. You will learn how to make taller, wider vessels, and how to alter and assemble composite thrown forms. Throughout the weekend, you will examine the relationship between line, form, and surface detail, the cornerstones of a personal style.
£250 - includes use of Clay College materials and tools. A light lunch is provided each day.
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In addition to the Full Time course and evening classes, the Clay College event timetable includes a variety of Masterclasses throughout the year.
These include Internationally renowned potters, such as Clive Bowen, Akiko Hirai, Walter Keeler and Ken Matsuzaki, to showcase their considerable talents and pass on their skills and techniques.Each Masterclass is held over a weekend or holiday weekday and offers illustrated talks, demonstrations and the opportunity for practical sessions led by the artist.