INSET training in Ceramics so you can run your department safely with knowledge and understanding. Tailored to your specific requirements.
Ceramics in School
Creating a Foundation:
Understanding the ‘Nature of Clay and Glaze ‘Getting Fired Up! A whistle stop tour - Clay Projects, handling, Recycling, Glazing. Kilns /firing schedules-simplified-money savings tips and advice.
We aim to make a course to suit your needs. Largely bespoke it is likely to cover everything you need to look after your clay, building techniques, how to glaze and fire safely and successfully, supported with notes.
Development of practical skills, working with;
Hollow clay-small sculptural forms
Rolled clay-flat clay into building, around cylinders, use of small moulds
Coiled clay, coil pots. Using an extruder
How to choose appropriate clays for your projects, looking after your clay, recycling and wedging for use. Pugs. Includes preparation of a clay batt for recycling
Mixing your own coloured clay and making slips.
Glaze application techniques. Simple Glazing Tricks of the trade; how to get by with limited funds, savings to be made by mixing your own glazes. Brush on glazes, looking after glaze and recycling old glazes. Staying safe, Oxides, stains and wax resist-when to use masks and gloves. COSH. Safe handling of materials
Firing Your Kiln How to fire safely, remove the fear of explosions! Firing schedules and kiln care, maintenance and safety You will
Explore building techniques which will empower endless projects with endless outcomes.
Make ceramic artist connections to support work
Understand the nature of clay, care and safety, handling of related materials
Fire your kiln with confidence
Have fun and learn a lot in wonderful surrounding near the South Downs
The day commences at 10am and finishes at 4 although the studio will be available for use until 5.30
Arrival time 9.30 An hour for lunch in the gardens or cottage. (Lunch is provided, form to be forwarded). Please make any suggestions if you want the content of the course tailored.
All tools materials and protective clothing is included
Please advise of availability for your course to be specifically tailored.