August 4week Courses

Each of the courses outlined below will run on a weekday, an evening and a weekend throughout August.

 

We are limiting the number of course participants to four, so that we can ensure plenty of social distancing and 1:1 time with the tutor. Each participant will have their own large work bench, 2meters from other participants and we will provide individual buckets of water for hand washing.

 

Each 10hour courses cost £120 including materials and firing, members receive a 20% discount (£96). The members discount can be applied to the one registered adult member, plus anyone within the household aged 18 or under.

You can book up to two places on a course, if you would like to attend as a group we would be happy to schedule a course just for you, please email louise@makenorth.org

Coiling and Underglazes with Micaela Schoop

This course takes place over four 2.5hr sessions.

 

During weeks 1 & 2 Micaela will take you through how to:

  • Roll even coils

  • Join coils to prevent cracking

  • Build with and without a former

  • Store work in progress

  • Achieve a professional finish with a surform and sponge

 

Week 3 will cover slip decoration techniques on greenware, including resist and sgraffito

 

Week 4 will cover the use of underglaze pens and pencils and incorporating glaze

 

By the end of the course you will have produced a beautifully finished and decorated vessel and will have learnt a wide variety of techniques that can be developed and applied in many ways.

Slab Building, Texture & Oxides with Katie Timson

This course takes place over four 2.5hr sessions.

 

During weeks 1 & 2 Katie will take you through how to:

  • Roll out even slabs

  • Join slabs to prevent cracking

  • Build with and without a template

  • Store work in progress

  • Achieve a professional finish with a surform and sponge

 

Week 3 will cover texture using a wide variety of methods

Week 4 will cover oxide application and glazing

 

By the end of the course you will have produced two beautifully finished and decorated vessel and will have learnt a wide variety of techniques that can be developed and applied in many ways.

Throwing, Handles & Glazing with Christine Cherry

This course takes place over four 2.5hr sessions.

 

During weeks 1 & 2 Christine will take you through how to throw a cylinder on a wheel and pull a handle

 

Week 3 will cover trimming on the wheel, finishing with a sponge and attaching handles

Week 4 will cover the application of painting glazes

By the end of the course you will have produced a set of two functional glazed mugs and will have had an introduction to wheel throwing.