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NEW MASTERCLASSES

Clive Bowen Masterclass

Saturday 18th January- Sunday 19th January 2020 

Due to popular demand, Clay College Stoke is delighted to welcome back the great master of slipware, Clive Bowen, for a practical weekend masterclass. 

After studying painting and etching at Cardiff College of Art, Clive served an apprenticeship with Michael Leach from 1965 to 1969. In 1971, he established his own pottery at Shebbear in North Devon where he still works today.

Clive is renowned for his fluent throwing techniques and freedom of decoration. He works predominantly in red earthenware, the clay used for centuries for traditional Devon slipware.  He combines traditional techniques with fluid artistry to create functional pots of great beauty. 

Clive's bold and spontaneous making and decorating techniques will be the focus of this masterclass, which will cover throwing and raw slip decoration including trailing, combing and sgraffito.  Throughout the weekend, you will be encouraged to develop the skills that are needed to retain the essential freshness and life in the clay, whilst paying attention to the details that are the essence of well-made, functional pots.

The course runs over the weekend of Saturday 18th January to Sunday 19th January.  We provide a light lunch each day and, of course, tea, coffee and lots of biscuits!

Please note, this masterclass is not suitable for beginners.  

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

Starts On:
January 18th, 2020
10:00 AM
Ends On:
January 19th, 2020
5:00 PM
£250.00
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Improvers Throwing Weekend- Brian Dickenson

Clay College Stoke is pleased to be able to offer a weekend Pottery Improvers Throwing 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 Brian Dickenson.

The class will be led by Brian Dickenson, an extremely skilled potter who has over 30 years of experience of making ceramic wares. His speciality is thrown functional wares has also run three professional workshops producing high fired Stoneware, mid-temperature Slipware and more recently traditional Earthenware. He also has a wealth of experience teaching pottery at various different levels; from raw beginners to MA level students, as well as tutoring advanced practitioners wishing to overcome particular problems.

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

The course runs over the weekend of Saturday 7th March to Sunday 8th March. We provide a light lunch each day and, of course, tea, coffee and lots of biscuits!

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

Starts On:
March 7th, 2020
9:00 AM
Ends On:
March 8th, 2020
5:00 PM
£250.00
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Improvers Throwing Weekend- Brian Dickenson
March 7th, 2020
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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. 
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