In this session you will have a choice of a variety of hand building projects to choose from on the day, which your tutor Sarah Bryan will guide you to make one of:
🎄festive wintry trees! Use basic hand-building techniques to build and decorate your trees, then choose to glaze yourself or we can glaze them for you in a white-snow glaze. Beginners welcome!
🌿 herb + spice labels, using slab + press techniques. Roll out clay slabs and carve into herb label shapes. Press letter stamps into the clay for various herb / plant names. Herb labels to be left plain, with lettering highlighted only.
🍃 wind chimes, using pinch + coil techniques. Create ceramic beads and clappers ready for construction once all pieces have been fired. Wind chimes to be decorated with neutral tones + natural textures.
🍁 leaf plates, using clay slab + press techniques. Roll out clay slabs so they can dry out while we forage for foliage. Please bring with you some favourite local leaves which you will press into oval hump moulds which are then flipped upright for drying. Once bisque fired pieces are glazed.
🪴 hanging plant pots, using a flat coil technique. Larger builds will use reclaimed jars to support the clay slabs. Roll out flat coils and build your own hanging planter form – it does not have to be round! Planters to be decorated with neutral tones + natural textures. Please note macrame / hanging plant support not included.
Regardless of which you choose, this is a fun and quick way to introduce yourself to basic hand-building technique and is suitable for complete beginners, as well as intermediates looking to expand their hand-building knowledge.
After the session your pieces will be glazed in and fired again. Your pieces will be ready for pickup usually within 3 weeks of your class, to be arranged via an email (can be posted at a small charge).
Class size of six with your own workspace and guidance from Sarah. Suitable for those aged 14 plus. Please wear appropriate clothing as you will get clay on yourself.
Book your place at www.bookwhen.com/opendoor