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June 30, 10:00am
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includes materials, firings and teas/coffees
August 18, 10:00am
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includes materials, firings and teas/coffees

Adults Ceramics Summer School

Event Location
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre Olcote Ballinacurra Kinsale Co. Cork
Age Restriction

+16

Date and Time
  • June 30, 10:00am - July 3, 5:00pm
  • August 18, 10:00am - August 20, 5:00pm

Price: 4-day course €360 per person (bring a friend for €330), 3-day course €270pp (bring a friend for €250)

Course description:

A well rounded introduction to all the making and decorative techniques in day to day use, including:

Throwing and turning on the potter's wheel, Handle making, Slab building, Coiling, pinching and maquette making
Working with coloured clay
Paper resist, wax resist, sgraffito
slip painting, under-glaze decoration, glazing
Smoke firing, raku firing
kiln operation, studio practice

The only difference between the 3-day and four-day courses is the time spent on each project.  Typically you will make 5-6 pieces on the three-day course and 8-10 pieces on the four-day course.

Ceramics grounding

  • Clays and Glazes – safety, storage, practicalities
  • Hand-building techniques – coiling, pinch pebbles, slab work
  • How to teach throwing
  • Coloured Clay projects suitable for the classroom
  • Kiln firing cycles, controllers, loading the kiln
  • Raku and smoke firing

And we’ll aim to answer everyone’s questions:

  • What clay work is most appropriate to the classroom, and with what age groups?
  • How to minimise preparation and post-class work
  • What are the right materials to buy and where?
  • How to avoid explosions in the kiln!

Have you thought about making your own Raku kiln?  If you're a potter with access to an electric kiln for biscuit firing and would like to build a raku kiln, test it and take it home in the boot of your car, we are happy to have you along for two days of this 4-day course - the Saturday to make your kiln and the Sunday to test it.  Materials cost approximately €220 and we will order these for you (given about 2-3 weeks notice).  The two-day participation will cost you €180.  Call Adrian on 0879696901 to discuss.

Tickets

June 30, 10:00am
Deposit
includes materials, firings and teas/coffees
August 18, 10:00am
Deposit
includes materials, firings and teas/coffees
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre Olcote Ballinacurra Kinsale
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