Pottery and ceramics

Throwing teapots and teaware with Tim Andrews

Ref: S3D09444

Intermediate

£427.00
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About this course


Using throwing and turning techniques in porcelain and stoneware, explore the form and function of teapots and teaware. Create your own teapots and teaware with a sense of coherence and narrative.

Course Description

Teapots have been an iconic part of British culture for centuries. In this course, Tim draws on more than 30 years' experience of making that began working with David Leach. Using throwing and turning techniques in stoneware and porcelain, explore the form and function of thrown teapots and related tea-ware with emphasis on developing the individual approach of each maker.

The course will examine the practical and aesthetic relationships of individual elements such as spouts, handles and lids, and achieving coherence between groups of related items. The course is aimed at students who already have some throwing experience.

Timetable

Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials

Included

  • The cost of clay/glazing materials and firing costs of work made - large work in size and quantity may be charged extra.

What students need to bring

  • Please bring any particular or favourite tools you like to use (make sure they are well identified) and enough aprons and old towels to keep clean while throwing
  • Cardboard boxes for taking away pots at the end of the course

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Any additional tools eg. pottery tools, pottery knife *
  • Rough paper, notebook, or sketch pad and pencil
  • Wood or plastic ruler, plastic set square
  • Natural sponge
  • *Basic tool kits are provided in the pottery for use on the course.

Firing and glazing options: 1. Leave any raw, finished pieces that you wish to keep, for biscuit firing, basic glazing and re-firing by the College, for collection within six months. 2. Leave raw, finished pieces for biscuit firing at the College. You can then book a place on a Glazing Day and glaze your own work (allowing four weeks for your work to be biscuit fired). This work will be re-fired after glazing and available for collection within six months. 3. Take away your unfired pots for firing and glazing elsewhere.

Tutors

Tim Andrews

Tim has taught around the world for over thirty years - workshops, lecturing, FE & HE. He trained originally with David Leach and at Dartington. Tim exhibits internationally - most recently in Japan, China and Australia. He is the author of two books on Raku ceramics, is fellow of the CPA and honorary President of the West Country Potters Association.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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