Ceramics Surface Design adding print, colour and pattern onto clay with Alondene Phillips
Five week Creative Course
Autumn 5-week Term 2 (only):
2 November – 30November 2020
Half Term: 26–30 October 2020 (no teaching)
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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Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for any level of experience.
What will be covered in the class?
The course covers the art of sgraffito, Mishima, slip trailing and slip image transfers. The course will allow you to develop design ideas, experiment and create artwork and pattern on to your ceramics. You learn to use each technique individually as well as combining techniques and learning about glaze and resist techniques. Alongside this work, you will also be given the opportunity to see how different techniques work together and consider the work of well known ceramic artists, investigating the techniques they use within their own work.
In an effort to make our site more environmentally friendly, we will be restricting kiln firings to a maximum of 6kg (raw clay) of work per student per term.
What will I need to bring?
- Sketchbook with ideas, photos, patterns or images
- Sketchbook to use in the development of your work
- Pens and pencils
Art Studio, The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.
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.