Photograph Emi Fujisawa
14, 21, 28 January; 4, 11 February 2023
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?
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.
Discuss designs of dinner set and start to make a smaller tea plate with own design. Learning technique of slab/using mould.
Making a bigger dinner plate with own design. Learning technique of slab/using mould.
Making a bowl with own design. Learning technique of coil making.
Making a mug with own design. Learning technique of coil making / building up & handle making.
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.