Make a Ceramic Dinnerware Set with Emi Fujisawa

Five Week Creative Course

Photograph Emi Fujisawa


14, 21, 28 January; 4, 11 February 2023


Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Download our Ceramic Studio Handbook for further details on our studio terms of use.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
All skill levels welcome.

What will be covered in the class?
Join ceramic artist Emi Fujisawa on this 5-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.

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 large dinner plate, a small tea plate, a bowl and a mug, selecting from a range of glazes to finish off your works.

Week 1
Discuss designs of dinner set and start to make a smaller tea plate with own design. Learning technique of slab/using mould.

Week 2
Making a bigger dinner plate with own design. Learning technique of slab/using mould.

Week 3
Making a bowl with own design. Learning technique of coil making.

Week 4
Making a mug with own design. Learning technique of coil making / building up & handle making.

Week 5
Finishing and Decorating dinner sets including refinement, adding texture, pattern and glazing – Experience of the throwing wheel (optional).

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.

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* We offer a limited number of spaces on each course at a 30% discount for those in receipt of income support such as Universal Credit and Carers Allowance. Please contact us directly for to obtain a discount code to apply at checkout. (Proof of eligibility required).
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.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

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 only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
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