Currently booking for 7th September 2019
Suitable for beginners or those wishing to learn these techniques.
There is a maximum of three participants per workshop for lots of individual help.
Have you looked at hand crafted ceramics and thought how lovely it would be to be able to make your own? Now you can do just that with a workshop course with me in my studio in Eastbourne.
In this workshop you will make a hand decorated platter using ceramic slips that I have mixed myself and using the moulds that I make my plates with. Start by choosing a mould and using the slab roller to roll out your red earthenware clay.
Decide on your design and start to decorate the platter by painting it with the ceramic slips- a type of coloured liquid clay. Allow it to dry a little while you have a complimentary hot or cold drink, and then it is onto the sgrafitto element- adding further decoration by scratching and drawing through the surface design. After this your plate will have to dry before it can be fired.
Included in the price is firing of the platter, application of the shiny glaze and postage to your address when the platter is complete. This should take about three weeks. I will do my absolute best to help you realise your designs and can suggest some easy designs and patterns for those who are less confident in drawing skills. The workshop should take about two and a half to three hours.