Autumn 5-week Term 1 (only):
21 September – 19 October 2020
Half Term: 26–30 October 2020 (no teaching)
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?
During this five week course, you will learn how to develop an image for processing on to a silk screen and how to then transfer this image onto clay. You will also learn how to use Slip Image Transfer techniques and jelly plates as well as learning how to develop and use stencils for use with silk screens and direct application on to clay. You will have the opportunity to experiment with these techniques and learn how these can be combined with glazing techniques to develop depth and interest in your work. Alongside this work, you will also be given the opportunity to see how different techniques work together and consider the work of well-known ceramic artists, investigating the techniques they use within their own work.
In an effort to make our site more environmentally friendly, we will be restricting kiln firings to a maximum of 6kg (raw clay) of work per student per term.
What will I need to bring?
- Sketchbook with ideas, photos, patterns or images
Sketchbook to use in the development of your work
Pens and pencils
Ceramics Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).
Alondene Phillips originally studied a BA (Hons) in Printed Textile Design. During her BA she had the opportunity to study ceramics and discovered a lifelong passion. She has continued to study ceramics over the past 8 years and in 2017 returned to study an MA in Fine Art with a focus on Ceramics and Surface Design. Her practice focusses on using the print making and surface design techniques to explore different techniques and push boundaries. As a tutor Alondene aims to open up possibilities for her students and enable them to develop new skills and techniques that will inform and enhance their practice.