This one-day spoon making course provides an opportunity to explore the delight to be found in making this everyday household item in clay, and the joy and versatility in working with the material.
You will be introduced to techniques for hand-building with clay to make spoons of your own design. The course aims to cover a variety of ways to make a spoon form, looking at how different ideas can be expressed and how different materials can work together.
You will have a chance to work with porcelain and other clays and examine their contrasting properties. You will explore various hand building methods including pinching, coiling, slab rolling, and joining using scoring and slipping techniques. You will also look at how you can use household items as spoon moulds.
The subjects covered and ideas shared aim to encourage and develop a set of skills and enthusiasm for continuing to make decorative items in clay
Your work will be fired for you and either left unglazed or glazed with a simple clear glaze finish.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Elaine Bolt has an MA in Ceramics from UCA Farnham and has several years teaching experience. She works from her studio in Brighton where she also teaches throwing and handbuilding techniques. Elaine exhibits her work widely in galleries and specialist craft events across the UK.