Ceramics - Altered Form and Surfaces with Alondene Philips
Five week Creative Course
Photograph by Cat Lane
28 July, 4 August, 11 August, 18 August, 25 August 2021
We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course.
We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.
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Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for any level of experience.
What will be covered in the class?
This fun, relaxed 5-week course is great for anyone with a basic knowledge of ceramics or those who want to try out some different approaches to hand building. Students will have the opportunity to progress through existing hand building techniques while exploring ways to alter forms and create interesting new shapes and surfaces.
Alondene will support learners to develop and build new skills week by week; factoring in time to play and experiment with these new techniques and work on students’ own individual projects.
On this course you will discover how to:
- 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.
Use ceramic hump
and slump moulds to create basic forms that can then be manipulated into unique
paper patterns that enable you to easily create and recreate new ceramic forms.
through techniques such as darting and manipulating the clay at different
stages of the drying process.
Each student will receive 5kg of clay for the 5-week term, but if you would like more, this can be purchased through Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
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).
Alondene Phillips originally studied a BA (Hons) in Printed Textile Design. During her BA she had the opportunity to study ceramics and discovered a lifelong passion. She has continued to study ceramics over the past 8 years and in 2017 returned to study an MA in Fine Art with a focus on Ceramics and Surface Design. Her practice focusses on using the print making and surface design techniques to explore different techniques and push boundaries. As a tutor Alondene aims to open up possibilities for her students and enable them to develop new skills and techniques that will inform and enhance their practice.