Sunday 21st and 28th October
4.30pm - 7.30pm
Two week hand building course to be held at the beautiful Pophams bakery in Islington. In this course you will learn how to make a hand built vase, make stamps to decorate your pots and finally decorate your final piece with coloured slips.
In the first week we will:
Look at images of vases to inspire and help you design your piece.
Build all the component parts to make your vase using the method of pinching
Make the little stamps that can be used to decorate your vase. These can be simply your initials or something more decorative.
In the second week we will:
Construct your vases. This is when you get a real sense of how your final piece will look
Use your stamps to decorate our pots
Add colour to our final vases using slips
From this course your will come away with up to two finished vases made in terracotta clay and decorate to your own style and design. I will fire and glaze your finished vases using transparent glaze. They will be finished and ready for collection from my studio in three weeks. Just in time to be given away as christmas presents if you can bare to part with them.