This course will gently guide you through the throwing process, creating basic cylinder and bowl forms, and turning a foot to complete a bowl form. Everyone will have the use of their own wheel throughout the course.
On the first evening, the tutor will give a talk on her practice and outline the course, looking at examples of inspiring forms.
The first morning will start with fully explained demonstrations of clay preparation, centring and creating cylinders. You will then spend the rest of the morning practising these techniques.
The tutor will spend one-to-one time with everyone, to help build confidence and a solid technique throughout the day. After lunch, the bowl form will be demonstrated, and the rest of the afternoon will be spent working with this technique.
The second morning will start with the demonstration of the turning technique on leather hard work, with an additional demonstration of making handles to add to cylinders if desired. The remaining time will be used to continue perfecting the throwing technique, with a group review at the end.
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.