Tougei (Pottery) with Emi Fujisawa

Five Week Creative Course


8, 15, 22, 29 June 2022

6 July 2022


Gift vouchers available

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+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
Join ceramist Emi Fujisawa for an introduction to the many and varied methods of using clay to produce functional and artistic works based on your very own projects. This will include pinch pots, coiled pots and slabbed pieces. Decoration of work will be explored through the use of slips (coloured liquid clay), glazes and experimentation with surface texture.

Students with some previous experience in ceramics making will have an opportunity to build upon their skills already developed. The emphasis of these workshops is learning in a fun and sociable environment, with each individual working at their own pace doing what they enjoy most. Students are encouraged to investigate new ideas, techniques and the work of contemporary and historical makers if they are so inclined.

What will students leave the class with?
You will be introduced to hand building pottery and decorative techniques that will establish the foundation to build up your skills in the future. You will leave with 3–4 finished pieces that will be kiln fired. Functional items such as bowls, pots, jugs, dishes and ornaments can be made during classes. 
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 by carefully considering what is they make using an allowance of up-to 6kg of raw clay per term. Clay is allocated at the discretion of the tutor.

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.

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.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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