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Join ceramic designer Alex Allday in her studio at Middleport Pottery for a 4 week ceramic design course that will enable you to challenge your creativity in a fun and stimulating environment and equip you with a variety of different skills and knowledge within ceramics and surface design. During this 4 week course you will learn the process of slip casting to cast your own stem vase, tealight holders and/or planter pots in porcelain. You will then be shown a variety of surface decoration techniques and how to fettle/clean up your pieces ready to be fired. In addition you will have the opportunity to design and develop your own surface transfers that will be printed ready to use on your final pieces. Start Date: Wednesday 30th September End Date: Wednesday 21st October Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Cost: £150 per person Which includes all materials and firings Max number of participants 3 - to ensure social distancing Min age 16+ Held in Alex's Studio – @ No.5 , Middleport Pottery, Port Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3PE See details and course information below for activity schedule, FAQ's and T's & C's Gift Vouchers Gift vouchers can be sent if you are buying it as a gift for someone. State if you would like one in the order notes box (just underneath where you type in your address)
Handmade Stem Vase with surface transfer print design, inspired by English Architectural styles and the intricate details and features of buildings such as St Pancras Station and The Royal Opera House. H 20cm W 6cm Please note there may be a slight variation in the colour shown due to different firings and print runs
Join Ceramic Designer Alex Allday in her studio at Middleport Pottery for a half-day vase decorating workshop. You will learn how to decorate your own porcelain stem vase with a variety of surface decoration techniques and processes using coloured slips, stains and different tools to create sgraffito, textures and patterns. To finish you will be shown how to fettle/ clean up your vase ready to be fired. Vases will be ready slip casted for you to work straight on to and you will be able to practise your designs and these techniques before decorating your vase. When: Saturday 17th October 2020 Time: 10:30 – 1pm Cost: £35 per person Which includes all materials and firing Max number of participants 4 - to ensure social distancing Min age 16+ Held in Alex's Studio – @ No.5 , Middleport Pottery, Port Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3PE I will be able to safely deliver this workshop at a 1m + distance by doing all demonstrations on my own workbench and you will carry out the workshop on your own table with your own tools and equipment. Masks, gloves and disposable aprons will be supplied if you would like them and there are hand washing facilities available in the studio with disposable paper towels. All abilities welcome and you do not need to have prior knowledge and experience in ceramics. With keeping it to a small group, you will each get one on one support and guidance throughout the workshop. Your pieces will be fired after the workshop and will be ready to collect from my studio the following week. I can post them out to you at an additional cost to cover P&P. Aprons will be provided but wear old clothes and shoes Tea’s, Coffee’s and refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop. Any other info… If you have any particular designs, patterns and objects for inspiration that you want to work from please bring them along. T’s & C’s If for any reason you need to cancel your booking then this needs to be done at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop and a full refund will be given. Unfortunately any cancellations made within 14 days prior to the workshop start date are unable to be refunded. Gift Vouchers Gift vouchers can be sent if you are buying it as a gift for someone. State if you would like one in the order notes box (just underneath where you type in your address)
A handmade Stem Vase with surface transfer print design, inspired by the fusion of traditional patterns and styles from elements of Victorian floor tile patterns and Eastern floral prints. H 20cm W 6cm Please note there may be a slight variation in the colour shown due to different firings and print runs.