This is a member led workshop by Aideen Farrell, who will show you the basics on how to navigate our facilities (such as the kiln) to make ceramics.
Aideen will show participants the steps of making paper clay and how to work with it in the workshop to create some simple forms and pull reliefs from plaster bats. You will then be shown how to fire the pieces once they have dried; demonstrated using the A4 kiln.
This introductory course is suitable for anyone is interested in working with clay and using the kiln in A4. Training is mandatory before using this facility.
2 sessions: Wed 22nd of November 18:00 – 20:30 & Sun 26th November 9:30 – 11:30
Cost: €10 – to cover the cost of materials*
*If you can’t afford this right now, there is one free place available. Please select this option.
What will you learn?
This is a workshop in how to use our specific equipment allowing you to access the facility confidently day to day by yourself.
You will be provided with basic knowledge of how to make and handle paper clay and use the kiln. Looking specifically at plaster block relief prints, and some basic experiments with form.
You will need to wear old clothes and bring a simple line drawing with you.
What you will not learn:
How to be a master ceramicist; There will be no advanced skills such as throwing on a pottery wheel, glazing techniques etc. shown.
If you have specific things you would like to learn we suggest practicing the basics on your own time first until you are confident, and then use online tutorials on YouTube or similar to up your skills.
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