This course is ideal as a follow-on to the ‘Introduction to throwing and turning for beginners' course, and allows you to recap on these skills. The experienced tutor will demonstrate making techniques focusing on more precision with familiar forms to include design decisions and quality of finish.
Progressing these skills will continue through the introduction of new wheel thrown forms to expand your repertoire, such as jugs and plates, and increasing scale. You are welcome to set your own learning goals to suit your specific ambitions which the tutor will be happy to support and encourage.
The aim is to build on existing skills and complete a group of new works for domestic use, with expert guidance. And to enjoy the process, atmosphere and learning.
During the first evening, the tutor will introduce the course and inspire you with a presentation and demonstration. The first day will focus on recapping and improving existing skills. On the second day, you will be working on new forms and increasing scale. On the third day, all pieces will be completed before the course ends at 3pm.
Following the completion of the course, your work will be fired and glazed for you by the technician if required.
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.
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.
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)
Jo studied at Bath Spa University gaining Ceramics BA, MA & teacher training qualifications. An experienced tutor, Jo regularly teaches from beginners to MA students. A member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, her work is exhibited internationally in shows such as COLLECT at the Saatchi gallery.