Ceramic Print: Self Initiated Ceramic Projects for Everyone with Alondene Phillips
Five Week Creative Course
Photograph Sagar Kharecha
11, 18, 25 January; 1 and 8 February 2023
22, 29 February; 8, 15 and 22 March 2023
Gift vouchers available
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
All skill levels welcome.
What will be covered in the class?
Maybe you have seen the Great pottery showdown and want to give ceramics a go, maybe you have already started your journey with ceramics and want to learn some new techniques. Maybe you tried a You Tube video but it didn’t work out as you expected. This is a great course for anyone wishing to begin or continue their journey with ceramics.
During the course you will have the opportunity to discover new approaches to the making and decoration of ceramics either through hand-building or for those with some experience, through access to the pottery wheels. All levels are welcome.
This is a relaxed course that supports you to develop new skills each week through the use of demonstrations and individual support, whilst also encouraging you to experiment with new techniques and work on your own individual projects. The course will cover hand building techniques and explore ways to alter forms and create interesting new shapes and surfaces.
During the course you will have the opportunity to pick and play with a range of techniques and processes:
- Learn about slip transfers methods, slip trailing and screen printing on clay.
- Create basic decals and how to apply them.
- Learn how to successfully incorporate sgraffito and Mishima in your work
- Learn how to layer and play with glazes, underglazes and engobes to create interesting new surfaces and textures.
- Create a set of texturing tools that you can use again and again to add unique textures and pattern to your ceramic surfaces
- Create a basic sprig mould to add repeatable 3D shapes as accents and detail
- Learn how to manipulate ceramic hump and slump moulds to create new interesting forms
- For those with basic wheel skills, access the pottery wheels to continue to build skills
- Create simple paper patterns that enable you to easily create and recreate new ceramic forms
- Alter forms through techniques such as darting and manipulating the clay at different stages of dying process.
What will I need to bring?
You may wish to bring a sketchbook to draw designs and make notes.
Aprons or coveralls should be worn at all times, along with hair-ties and closed-toe shoes.
Ceramics Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).
In an effort to make our site more environmentally friendly, we ask that students respect our wishes to reduce the amount of uncollected / unwanted work at the end of term.
Alondene Phillips is a print, textiles and ceramics artist. With over a decade of experience refining her practice, Alondene’s unique and experimental approach to print and surface design enables students to enhance their practice and develop their own unique style. In honing her craft it has been about playing with manipulating form and using textile and print making background to expand techniques in ceramic surface design. Alondene is knowledgeable and experienced but best of all is open to experimentation and skillfully guides her students to push boundaries and have faith in their creative abilities. @alondenephillipsceramics