By popular demand the Brewhouse will now be running pottery classes with local ceramicist Jo Dove. Classes will happen in the art studio at the theatre and Jo will be offering glazing and firing of finished work back at her studio in Wiveliscombe, with collection from the Brewhouse afterwards.
This one day workshop will look at the beautiful designs of Medieval tiles and the traditional way that they were made using the ‘Encaustic’ or inlay method. We will explore the use of print to make impressions in clay that are filled with different coloured clays to enhance the design. We will also be looking at more modern techniques to create textures and patterns to create colourful decorative tiles. Approx. 12 finished and fired tiles will be made by each participant.
Bring along to the workshop natural or manmade objects to produce texture in clay (e.g. leaves, plants, fossils, wooden stamps, jewellery etc.) plus your own apron.
The cost includes tuition, all materials, glazes, transportation of your work to the studio and firings.
Jo studied Ceramics at West Surrey College of Art and Design (Farnham), and has since been teaching in Colleges and schools whilst continuing to make and sell her own work. Her main interest is throwing on the potters wheel and tile making using porcelain clay and is she is continually drawn to its’ fineness and fluidity. Her approach to the clay is to emulate the state of the wet clay and it’s softness in the fired piece. To do this she adds ‘stamps’, indents and makes marks in the clay whilst it is still wet. Jo makes all her own glazes which are designed to be transparent and flowing, thereby not masking any of the marks made in the clay during the making process.
3 November 2017 10:30AM