Teapots have been an iconic part of British culture for centuries. In this course, the tutor draws on more than 30 years’ experience of making, which began when he worked with David Leach.
Using throwing and turning techniques in stoneware and porcelain, you will explore the form and function of thrown teapots and related teaware, with an 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 for students with reasonable throwing skills, who are able to throw basic forms on the wheel. Beginners skills cannot be taught in this course.
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 until 9pm, 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)
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.
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