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Wed, 03 Apr


Norfolk Street Studios

Free Beginner's Ceramics course 03/04/24 9:30am-4pm.

Join us for a free, four week beginner's ceramics course here at Minerva Arts & Wellbeing.

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Free Beginner's Ceramics course 03/04/24 9:30am-4pm.
Free Beginner's Ceramics course 03/04/24 9:30am-4pm.

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03 Apr 2024, 09:30 – 16:00

Norfolk Street Studios , 29 Norfolk St, Sunniside, Sunderland SR1 1EE, UK

About the event

Our beginner’s ceramics course is what we are best known for here at MBC Arts Wellbeing – combining friendly, expert tutors with practical activities getting you hands-on with specialist clay, glazes, tools and techniques. We have secured funding to deliver two beginners ceramics courses. During the course you will discover how to apply a range of ceramic sculpting, joining and building techniques to create a variety of unique artworks you can take home with you at the end of the course and be proud of. You’ll start by learning rolling, cutting and mark-making, creating your very own bespoke ceramic tiles and coasters. Then you will try your hand at clay pinching techniques, sculpting a trinket bowl or a pot for a living succulent. You’ll learn how to create a forma, creating an inspired sculpture using sculpting techniques. Next you will get the chance to make a 2D slab-rolled decoration, such as a door number plaque. We will then build on your newly-acquired knowledge by helping you to create a 3D slab-rolled item, such as a decorated plant pot or your very own handmade mug. There will also be scope on the course for you to apply a number of the techniques you have developed to create your own inspired piece of work. The course also includes basic glazing techniques, giving you the chance to finish your work before our expert tutors fire it in our specialist ceramic kilns ready for you to collect at the end of the course. Throughout the sessions you will learn some of the science behind working with clay, as well as specialist terms and the basics of how a kiln works. 

To qualify you must - 

Live in County Durham

Be aged 19+ 

Have the right to live/work in the UK

Agree to complete all four weeks of the course. 


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