Make A Dinnerware Set with Emi Fujisawa

Ten week Creative Course


22, 29 January, 5,12,19, February, 5,12,19, 26 March, 5 April 2022

Half Term: 21–27 February 2022 (no teaching)


Gift vouchers available

We are booking up to 12 people on this course however this is subject to change based on government guidelines concerning Covid 19.

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.

Download our Ceramic Studio Handbook for further details on our studio terms of use. Please note you will be allocated 6kg of clay for the duration of the course.

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
Join ceramic artist Emi Fujisawa on this 10-week journey to discover all that hand building in ceramics has to offer. You will be introduced to different pottery techniques and put them to use by designing and making a dinnerware set for one to use at home. You will make a set of salt & pepper pots, two different sized plates, a bowl and a mug, selecting from a range of glazes to finish off your works.

What will students leave the class with?
Students will be introduced to several hand building pottery techniques that will establish the foundation over which to build up their skills in the future. They will also be introduced to the use of glazes and glazing techniques.

They will immediately put these techniques into use in the course by designing and making different elements of a dinnerware set. Students will finish the course with a minimum of a set of salt and pepper pots, 2 different sized plates, a bowl and mug.

Week 1 – Design your dinnerware set and start to make a set of salt and pepper pots with textures. Learning the technique of building up.

Week 2 – Make a small plate. Learning technique of slab/using mould.

Week 3 – Make a bigger plate. Learning technique of slab/using mould.

Week 4 – Make a bowl. Learning technique of coil making.

Week 5 – Continue work from week 4.

Week 6 – Make a mug. Learning technique of coil making & handle making.

Week 7 – Continue work from week 6.

Week 8–10 – Continue unfinished pieces, including refinement, adding texture, pattern and glazing.
What will I need to bring?
All materials are included. 

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.

Emi Fujisawa is a Japanese textile and ceramic artist/designer. Her personal work is mainly focused on making vases and Japanese matcha bowls using her own glazes made with natural materials. 

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance refunds will be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.

In acknowledgement of these exceptional times, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has amended its refund policy on a temporary basis. Students are now entitled for refunds in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are unable to attend a class as you are showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  2. If you are unable to attend a class as someone you live with is showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  3. If Milton Keynes Arts Centre cancels or postpones classes.

Refunds shall be made on the basis of every class students have missed.

In all other instances outside of these circumstances, bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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