Sunday 20 September 2020
Please note: As we are limited to 6people per session across the day of activities, we must ask you to pick only one of our Heritage Open Day workshops. This is to ensure as many people as possible benefit from these free activities. Repeat bookings will not be permitted.
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.
Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this workshop suitable for?
Suitable for any level of experience.
What will be covered in the class?
Guided by artist Andrew Macdermott, use found natural tools from Great Linford Manor Park to add texture and pattern onto slabs of clay, which will become your hand-built pots and vases. Your creation will be taken home with you at the end of the session, where you can dry it and seal it with a combination of paint and PVA glue. Alternatively, sprinkle wild flower seeds into your clay before rolling it out, place your final un-fired piece in your garden or plant pot on the balcony, and wait for nature to take over.
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.
A maximum of 6 people will be allowed access in the Ceramic Studio at any one time. Face masks must be worn at all times, unless exempt.
Ceramic Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).
Andrew Macdermott is a product of evening pottery classes at Milton Keynes Arts Centre. ‘I fell in love with the tactile clay immediately and now a few years on I teach the class I learnt in.’ Andy makes and sells Icelandic-inspired ceramic pieces at craft fairs and galleries across the country.