Photograph by Cat Lane
26 July, 2 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August 2021
We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course.
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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Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for any level of experience.
What will be covered in the class?
Over this five week course, students will develop a collection of pottery pieces, guided by ceramicist Andrew Macdermott. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced in ceramics, you will learn an array of pottery techniques from handbuilt forms such as vases to press moulded dishes and small sculptures. Students will use a range of coloured decorating slips to add detail, texture and a fun finish to your creations.
Each student will receive 5kg of clay for the 5-week term, but if you would like more, this can be purchased through Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Students will leave with up to 3 finished pottery pieces.
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.
Ceramics 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.