Workshops - For Young People & Adults

Ceramics for Beginners [SOLD OUT]

Wheel Throwing, 4-week course

Wednesdays 7-9pm on 29 Sep, 6, 13 & 20 October 2021

£120

Fiona Shannon will teach the basic techniques of throwing on the pottery wheel to beginners. You will learn centering, opening out, pulling up and turning techniques and how to add finer details such as handles and feet. Each participant will be provided with two bags of stoneware clay which they can use to make items to take home after they have fired in the kiln and glazed by the tutor.

The cost of £120 per participant for the 4-week course, includes all materials and the cost of 2 kiln firings. Should you wish to make more work, additional clay/space for firing can be purchased at an added cost during the class.

Each participant will have their own materials and equipment.

COVID SAFETY: To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following measures:

  • Max 5 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom.
  • All participants will have their own table and equipment.
  • Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors, and bathrooms.
  • You are not required to wear a mask while seated during the class, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.
  • The tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitising stations will be provided.
  • Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.


Ceramics for Improvers

Wheel Throwing, 4-week course

Thursdays 7-9pm on 30 Sep, 7, 14 & 21 October 2021

£120

Fiona Shannon will teach advanced techniques of throwing on the pottery wheel. You will learn how to make lids for pots, pulling handles and playing with the form. Each participant will be provided with three bags of stoneware clay which they can use to make items to take home after they have fired in the kiln and glazed by the tutor.

The cost of £120 per participant for the 4-week course, includes all materials and the cost of 2 kiln firings. Should you wish to make more work, additional clay/space for firing can be purchased at an added cost during the class.

Each participant will have their own materials and equipment.

COVID SAFETY: To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following measures:

  • Max 5 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom.
  • All participants will have their own table and equipment.
  • Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors, and bathrooms.
  • You are not required to wear a mask while seated during the class, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.
  • The tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitising stations will be provided.
  • Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.


Katy English Art Workshop: Drawing as Exploring

A drawing workshop for adults

Wednesday 6 October, 7-9pm

£20

Katy English will lead a drawing workshop emphasising the importance of process and purpose rather than end product. The working with pencil and charcoal the session will start with a series of quick drawings before undertaking a longer, observational study.

The workshop will include a 10-min tour of the contemporary art exhibition 'The Warp and the Weft' by Katy English which explores our relationship with the environment. The exhibition continues at Flowerfield Arts Centre until 30 Oct.

COVID SAFETY: To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following measures:

  • Max 7 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the workshop.
  • All participants will have their own easel and equipment.
  • Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors, and bathrooms.
  • You are not required to wear a mask while seated during the class, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.
  • The tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitising stations will be provided.
  • Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.


Silversmith Workshop

Silver Stacking Rings

Saturday 16 October 2021, 10am - 4pm

£50

Under the guidance of goldsmith Diane Lyness each participant will be taught traditional jewellery-making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful pair of rings to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need to bring is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm!

The cost of £50 per participant includes all materials to create a set of silver rings featuring one stone. A second stone and setting will incur an additional charge of £3.50+.

Each participant will have their own materials and equipment.

COVID SAFETY: To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following measures:

  • Max 7 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom.
  • All participants will have their own table and equipment so no one has to share.
  • Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors and bathrooms.
  • You are not required to wear a mask while seated during the class, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.
  • The class tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitiser stations will be provided.
  • Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.



Simple Ceramics for the Autumn Table

1-day workshop with Potter Fiona Shannon

Saturday 16 October 2021, 10:30am - 12:30pm

£45

This workshop for beginners will teach you how to create a range of hand-built ceramics using stoneware clay. Techniques you will learn include how to hand roll, form, and decorate a range of pots suitable for an autumnal table.

Fiona will demonstrate how to create beautiful simple ceramic mini dishes, centrepiece plates and small cake stands, perfect to enjoy some home baked treats by the fire. Participants can choose to create one of their own unique ceramic centrepiece - such as a plate or cake stand or cheese board - and a couple of mini pots to take home (at a later date) after they have fired in the kiln and glazed by the tutor.

Cost of £45 includes all materials and kiln firings.

Each participant will have their own materials and equipment.

COVID SAFETY: To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following measures:

  • Max 5 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom.
  • All participants will have their own table and equipment.
  • Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors, and bathrooms.
  • You are not required to wear a mask while seated during the class, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.
  • The class tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor or hand sanitiser stations will be provided.
  • Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.


Silversmith Workshop

Necklace Pendant or Earrings

Saturday 18 December 2021, 10am - 4pm

£50

Under the guidance of goldsmith Diane Lyness, each participant will learn traditional jewellery-making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful pair of rings to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need to bring is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm!

The cost of £50 per participant includes materials to create a set of earrings or a necklace pendant. A necklace chain will incur an additional charge of £3.50.

Each participant will have their own materials and equipment.

COVID SAFETY: To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following measures:

  • Max 7 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom.
  • All participants will have their own table and equipment so no one has to share.
  • Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors and bathrooms.
  • You are not required to wear a mask while seated during the class, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.
  • The class tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitiser stations will be provided.
  • Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.


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