Ceramics Academy

A series of online courses that explore ceramic design and glaze chemistry.  Each course looks at a different aspect and includes lots of exercises and practical tips for developing your own work and creativity.  These courses are strongly focused on helping you develop your own practice: exploring design theories, visual balance, how to find inspiration and lots of technical information. 

Understanding Stoneware Glaze Recipes (online) starts 7 October 2022, £169
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An online masterclass exploring stoneware glaze recipes to support your own independent study.  The course is aimed at students with some pottery experience and will lead you through understanding raw materials and how to evaluate and experiment with stoneware glaze recipes.  You will need to provide all materials, tools and (in addition) you will also need to arrange firings in a pottery kiln at around 1245°C for your test pieces.   Each session includes a set of high quality pdf notes which contain lots of ideas and experiments, along with 5 monthly zoom sessions on Friday nights (19:00-21:00).  There are also links to a couple of how-to videos to help you prepare for the course.  Zoom sessions take place, 19:00-21:00, on 7 October 2022, 4 November 2022, 2 December 2022, 6 January 2023 plus a wrap up zoom session 19:00-21:00 on 3 February 2023 to discuss your final experimental results.  Each session includes practical tips and discussion on how to work with (and experiment with) raw glaze materials.  There is a monthly gap between sessions to give you enough time to get your own tests fired in between classes so that you can discuss your results at each session.

Developing Patterns for Ceramic Design (online) starts 14 October 2022, £55
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An online masterclass in ceramic design.  This is a unique series of courses that is based on many years of experience as both an exhibiting ceramicist and a teacher.  It is aimed at students with some pottery experience and includes lots of exercises and practical tips for developing your own work and creativity.  We explore design theories, visual balance, how to find inspiration, how to develop a design.  The majority of the exercises are drawn on paper but we also relate our work closely to ceramic form offering you genuine insights into how to integrate decoration and ceramic form.  You will need a sketchbook and simple drawing equipment (pens and pencils) to take part. Each session includes a set of high quality pdf notes which contain lots of ideas, examples of other ceramicists’ work and drawing exercises, along with 3 weekly zoom sessions on Friday nights (19:00-21:00).  There are also links to a couple of how-to videos to help you prepare for the course.  Zoom sessions take place, 19:00-21:00, on 14, 21 & 28 October 2022

Integrating Pattern into Ceramic Design (online) starts 11 November 2022, £55 buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/integrating-pattern-into-ceramic-design-tickets-410298442687
An online masterclass in ceramic design.  This is a unique series of courses that is based on many years of experience as both an exhibiting ceramicist and a teacher.  It is aimed at students with some pottery experience and includes lots of exercises and practical tips for developing your own work and creativity.  We explore design theories, visual balance, how to find inspiration, how to develop a design.  The majority of the exercises are drawn on paper but we also relate our work closely to ceramic form offering you genuine insights into how to integrate decoration and ceramic form.  You will need a sketchbook and simple drawing equipment (pens and pencils) to take part. Each session includes a set of high quality pdf notes which contain lots of ideas, examples of other ceramicists’ work and drawing exercises, along with 3 weekly zoom sessions on Friday nights (19:00-21:00).  There are also links to a couple of how-to videos to help you prepare for the course.  Zoom sessions take place, 19:00-21:00, on 11, 18 & 25 November 2022

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