Learn modelling techniques and experience the pleasure of working with clay to create a farmyard animal. We will be working on a small chicken or duck, looking at texture and surface and what it suggests. I will show you how to construct and model small details that will bring your animal alive. You should also have time to make a small head of any animal you like using the same techniques however, you must bring with you plenty of source material for you to refer to.
Please arrive around 9.30 and hopefully we should get going soon after that. I am not able to provide lunch for any of my courses but I have a fridge, microwave and kettle in the workshop. I will supply tea, coffee and cold drinks, and also biscuits and maybe a cake if my Mum is around. There is ice-cream available from the shop next door and the class will finish at around 4.00pm to 4.30pm
To make your head you should bring some plenty of source material including photographs from different angles. Drawings are a good resource if possible as they make you look, even plastic toy models help.
Materials included in the course fee:
The course fee includes the cost of all clay, simple oxide wash for glazing and firing costs
Additional option for finishing your work
You can come back and glaze your own work for which takes about 3 to 4 hours which is what most people do and that can be arranged with me on the day. That session is only £65 which includes all tuition and materials and firing costs and that can be paid on the day.
Things to bring
If you have any tools please bring them but don’t worry if you don’t have any.
A box if you plan to take your animal home with you