HIGHFIELD CERAMICS SCHOOL 

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ADULTS & STUDENTS

 

Tuesdays:                        Wednesdays:

         10:00 -12:30                  10:00 -12:30
         19:00 – 21:30                 19:00 – 21:30

 

Next Term starts on 27th and 28th September 2022

 

THERE ARE A FEW SPACES AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY START 2022

 

TO ENSURE YOUR PLACE, YOU MUST PAY FOR THE FULL TERM IN ADVANCE

 

Earlier episodes of “The Great Pottery Throwdown” can be downloaded from All4 (catch up TV).

Series 6, is filming now and will be back on TV in 2023. There will be 12 contestants in the studio battling it out to become Britain's best potter.

 

Hosting the Westcountry Potters Association Social Firing Day (each August)

 

For beginners and students already with some experience, the first term starts
with learning and refreshing technical skills with:

  • Thumb pots

  • Coiling

  • Slabs

  • Wheel work

  • Glazing

always using one's own ideas, or those chosen from a project sheet.

 

After which, all students follow their own programme, according to knowledge and ability, both technical and artistic, using own ideas and imagination. This can be gleaned in the studio (talking to others), seen elsewhere by observing nature, going to exhibitions, the media, machinery, buildings, sculptures ... and 101 other subjects/ideas. This may be a one-off project, or become a theme for a term, or even a year. No two people are likely to be doing the same thing.

 


2½ hour lessons cost £25 each and include ALL of the following:

Professional Tuition by a fully qualified ceramics teacher

Clay (3 different types)

Coloured Slips & Oxides

Glazes (Earthenware & Stoneware)

Use of all Tools

Use of all the Wheels (2 Electric & 1 Kick Wheel)

Firings (normally 2 per pot in Electric Kiln or by Smoke Firing)

Cup of Coffee or Tea

Just bring yourself and an old shirt or apron.

 

Autumn term costs for adults is £250 (for a 10 lesson block) or £300 for the Spring term (12 lessons)

 

TO ENSURE YOUR PLACE, YOU MUST PAY FOR THE FULL TERM IN ADVANCE,

 

A missed lesson can be made up at another time within the term  (only by prior arrangement).

 

For those who are new to pottery, the mere nature of clay work means that one can not take work home immediately. The object, once made, has to dry, be fired, glazed and fired again!

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