Apr
13
to Apr 14

Alchemy Tiles Workshop - (Cornwall)

Venue - Port Navas Village Hall, Port Navas, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall

A great opportunity to make your own Alchemy Tiles (or Encaustic tiles as it is officially known). Using ancient techniques dating back to the 13th century you will be guided through the skills of carving, applying coloured slip and developing your own tile designs as well as understanding the history and background of this lost craft. A great way to hand make your own bespoke gifts or tiles for you own home.

You’ll be making up to 5 of your own tiles and the price includes full tuition, all materials, glazing, firings and lunch on both days (Each tile approx. 14x14cm with a RRP value of £30 each).

As well as a delicious vegetarian organic lunch and home made cake on both days.

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May
11
to May 12

Raku Firing Workshop (Devon)

Venue - Studio 45 @ Sunnyside Cottage, Staverton, Devon

This is an intensive firing course, where you will learn to fire your own work in a converted gas fired oil drum and a wood fired ‘bin kiln’. The name Raku means ease, pleasure and enjoyment. With its roots in Japan, the technique has altered over the years to produce some of the most interesting and gorgeous glaze effects found in ceramics. Intensely hands on, it is sheer pleasure to spend time getting to know fire and watching while heat changes the molecular structure of base materials.

Over the weekend you will –

  • Learn the history of Raku and be introduced to the origins of Wabi Sabi

  • Learn how to design and glaze your own tiles and pots

  • Learn how to fire both a gas fired and wood fired kiln

  • Be introduced to wax resist techniques, copper fuming, sacrificial glaze and reduction

  • You will receive all the technical notes to make your own glazes and make your own kiln

  • You will be instructed by two teachers, so plenty of help and advice will be available throughout the weekend

All bisque fired pots and tiles are provided or bring your own bisque fired masterpieces.

Cake and delicious organic lunch is provided both days

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Sep
7
to Sep 8

Paper Clay Workshop (Devon)

Venue - Studio 45, Dartington, Devon

Paper clay is an interesting sculpting material that literally consists of clay and paper. It has many more possibilities than ordinary clay as you can add on wet clay to dry and even bisque fired sculptures. The process is good for sculpting animals and people as well as offering possibilities for more intricate designs that normal clay won’t allow.

Over the weekend you will –

  • Learn some of the History/ back ground to paper clay

  • Learn how to make your own paperclay

  • Learn to sculpt with paperclay

Tea and cake and a delicious organic lunch will be provided

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Oct
5
to Oct 6

Alchemy Tiles Workshop - (Cornwall)

Held @ Port Navas Village Hall, Port Navas, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall

A great opportunity to make your own Alchemy Tiles (or Encaustic tiles as it is officially known). Using ancient techniques dating back to the 13th century you will be guided through the skills of carving, applying coloured slip and developing your own tile designs as well as understanding the history and background of this lost craft. A great way to hand make your own bespoke gifts or tiles for you own home.

You’ll be making up to 5 of your own tiles and the price includes full tuition, all materials, glazing, firings and lunch on both days (Each tile approx. 14x14cm with a RRP value of £30 each).

As well as a delicious vegetarian organic lunch and home made cake on both days.

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