Raku MAKING class
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Raku MAKING class

This is Part One of a Two Part course. You need to book BOTH sessions separately.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING.

In this class we will make several pieces which I will then bisque fire. You will return the following week to glaze and take part in the raku firing. Your pieces will be ready to take home after the second session.

Raku firing involves glazing your bisqueware and then placing it in an outside kiln. The kiln is then fired by propane gas up to 1000 degrees. The kiln is then opened at this temperature and the pieces are removed an immediately put into a bin with combustable material such as sawdust or shredded paper and starved of oxygen. After reduction has taken place the pieces are cooled and then washed to reveal an exciting array of crackles, colours and metalllic glows.

I will talk you through the best shapes to make to ensure a successful firing and help you make your pieces.

Raku ware is not food safe and cannot be dishwasher proof nor is it reliably waterproof so please note that fact when choosing your designs.

The cost of the two sessions is £100 plus booking fees. The first session is £30 and the firing session is £70. The firing session will be dependant on the weather and if it is raining heavily we will be unable to fire. If this happens I will offer an alternative date to fire. You will need to bring a packed lunch for the firing session and please note the timings of each session.

I have three dogs who will be around and who I mention in case of allergies. There is no parking at my house in Gold Street but Waitrose car park is behind our house.


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RAKU FIRING CLASS
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

RAKU FIRING CLASS

PART TWO of a TWO PART COURSE. You must book PART ONE to be able to take part in the Raku Firing Day.

In this workshop we will fire the bisqueware that you made the previous week. We will use raku glazes and oxides and see what exciting crackles and colour combinations we can create.

Raku firing involves glazing your bisqueware and then placing it in an outside kiln. The kiln is then fired by propane gas up to 1000 degrees. The kiln is then opened at this temperature and the pieces are removed an immediately put into a bin with combustable material such as sawdust or shredded paper and starved of oxygen. After reduction has taken place the pieces are cooled and then washed to reveal an exciting array of crackles, colours and metalllic glows.

The Raku firing is dependant on fine weather and so if there is rain forecast I will offer an alternative date to come and fire.

You will need to bring a packed lunch or you are welcome to go and explore the towns cafes or nip into Waitrose.

I have three dogs who I mantion in case of allergies and also suggest your lunch box is dog proof!

If you are a potter and would like to make your pieces in your own studio thus not requiring the MAKING class please email me below and I will advise you on clay to use and dimensions for firing.

Any questions please email me: hello@clay-club.com

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Mug Glazing workshop
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Mug Glazing workshop

Come and glaze your mugs made in a previous workshop. 

Using underglazes, pencils and glazes you can finish off your pieces. They will then be fired once more and I will contact you when they are ready to collect.

Please click on the eventbrite link too book.

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Clay Club Mug Workshop
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Clay Club Mug Workshop

Come and make a couple of mugs in this fun workshop. You can use my screens to print illustrations as well as using letter stamps and stencils. 

We use stoneware clay which is fired twice to a high temperature so your pieces will be dishwasher proof.

Please note I have three dogs. I say this more in case of allergies as they are used to people coming and going.

This is an adult class. If you are a home educator and are interested in arranging classes then please email me.

There is no parking at my studio but Waitrose car park is behind us.

*Please Note You have to book a glazing class at least a week after this making class to come and finish your pieces* 

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Printing On Clay *FULLY BOOKED*
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Printing On Clay *FULLY BOOKED*

Learn the art of printing on clay in this two hour workshop. Using a variety of methods of printing including screenprinting and mono printing you can experiment and then make a couple of bowls or plates using your new skills. You can add colours using slips and underglazes.

All materials and two firings included. Your pieces will be ready to collect within two weeks.

£40       Please Click on The Eventbrite link to book your ticket.

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Childrens Clock Making Workshop
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Childrens Clock Making Workshop

Come and make a funky working ceramic clock in this fun clay workshop. We use stoneware clay and you can decorate the clock with underglazes, slips and stamps. Ages 8-15. 

All materials and two firings included. Clock hands are supplied but you will need an AA battery.

Your clocks will be ready for collection during the first week of September. I will notify you by email when they are ready.

Please bring a small snack and drink for our short break.

I have three dogs which I only mention in case of allergies.

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Childrens Clay Club Creatures workshop
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Childrens Clay Club Creatures workshop

Come and let your imagination run wild with this fun workshop to make clay creatures. `Your pieces will be fired twice and then I will email you when thry are ready to collect.

you can colour rthem with Underglazes and decorate with stamps.

Please bring a small snack and a drink for when we have a break and please be aware I have three dogs which I mention in case of allergies.

Under 8s welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 

 

Please click on the Eventbrite Link to book. This is accessed via the image.

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Childrens Ceramic Clock Workshop - ages 8-15
Aug
9
2:00 PM14:00

Childrens Ceramic Clock Workshop - ages 8-15

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clay-club-clocks-for-children-aged-8-15-tickets-47823423146

Come and make a funky working ceramic clock in this fun clay workshop. We use stoneware clay and you can decorate the clock with underglazes, slips and stamps. Ages 8-15. 

All materials and two firings included. Clock hands are supplied but you will need an AA battery.

Your clocks will be ready for collection during the first week of September. I will notify you by email when they are ready.

Please bring a small snack and drink for our short break.

I have three dogs which I only mention in case of allergies.

To Book please click on the Eventbrite Link.

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