This course is a comprehensive introduction to the foundation skills and techniques used in studio ceramics. Using terracotta clay and earthenware decorating and glazing materials, students are taken through a range of hands on exercises to develop foundation skills. Students will gain an overall understanding of the ceramic process and gain confidence in how to work with clay. This includes technical information from which to build a good foundation of techniques to enjoy the processes of working with clay.
During the course you will learn about:
- The fundamentals of the ceramic process – make, fire, decorate, glaze, fire.
- Pinch pots & Coil pots.
- Simple slab plates.
- Creating simple patterns for decorations and then applying them.
- The firing processes.
- Applying glaze
- Terracotta clay
- Earthenware slip/engobe
- Earthenware glaze
These materials will be provided.