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The Magic of Hand Building - with Imogen Taylor-Noble - £190


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Explore hand building techniques which can be developed further to create pieces suitable for Obvara firings (please see details below).  Covering a range of different approaches to making which incorporate texture into the making process as well as being applied to the surface after the piece is built.

What You'll Learn...

  • We will learn a range of handbuilding techniques, including Kurinuki (a Japanese term relating to a particular hand-forming process), to create pots which have a textured surface. Textured surfaces are especially interesting as they are enhanced by the effects of the Obvara firing. 

  • We will be using carved stamps to create pattern in the surface of the clay before we explore different ways of stretching the clay to form the piece.

  • We will explore making personal stamps for pattern and texture making.

  • We will experiment with using found materials for pattern and texture making, using objects from the natural world alongside vintage textiles.

  • We will try our hand at surface treatments such as water etching, carving & fluting.

  • We will make a series of pieces, which will be suitable for the Obvara firing in June.

And of course plenty of tea and cake and a delicious organic vegetarian lunch both days

All materials provided

This workshop is also available as a three day workshop to include an Obvara Firing Day. Please use the link below for more details...

The Magic of Hand Building for Obvara Firing