The Teaching Space at Make North
In response to Covid we have put many measures in place to ensure the studio is a safe space, you can read about them here.
DAY COURSES 10.30am- 4pm
Members £96, Non-Members £120
The course fee includes equipment or work to take home of a value of around £30
Members need apply discount code 'coursediscount'
If you would like to attend a course with children please get in touch, we are happy to accommodate you, we recommend children are aged 9+ to get the most out of the experience.
If you would like to book as a group please get in touch and we would be very happy to arrange a private workshop.
Mould Making for Slip-Cast and Pressed Forms
Included in this course are two moulds for you to keep, which you will make from your chosen forms.
Press Moulding and Slip Casting are both processes for quickly reproducing multiples of the same form. The moulds will be cast from forms of your choosing, which you can bring or choose from a section at the studio, this could be bowls, beakers or plates. We will send detailed information on suitable forms when you book.
As part of the course you have a go at slip casting and press moulding, including being taught techniques for casting with multi-coloured slips and you will produce a couple of items that we will fire.
10.30am- 4.30pm (6hrs) Wednesday Sep 2nd
Included in this course is small set of tools, formers and foam, which you will be using during the course and a firing tray and wadding to take away (the course will cover what these are for).
This day will cover a wide variety of techniques used in constructing sculptural forms, including work with slabs, coils and pinch pots, this may result in a sculpture that you choose to continue working on and fire, but the focus of the course is skills development rather than completing a work.
There will be a lot of emphasis on methods of supporting work during construction, drying and during firing. This includes plaster formers, foam, bubble wrap, ceramic supports and wadding.
10.30am- 4.30pm (6hrs), Friday Sep 11th or Sunday Sep 13th
Wheel Throwing: centering and pulling walls of even thickness
This course includes two pots fired, with your choice of glaze.