Never worked with clay before or not since school?
Dabbled and loved it but a bit rusty?
We are feeling the love this Valentines and with the big day just around the corner so why not make something special for your someone special? Or better yet bring them along and make something together!
Open to all abilities and run by our talented Master Maker and TV’s Great British Pottery Throwdown contestant Elaine Wells.
In this Workshop…
You will use an endless variety of found objects to produce a design on a slab of clay which you will then make into a plate. With endless possibilities you can create a pattern or random design in the clay, no drawing skills are needed!
You will have time to make up to 6 small plates and cut into heart shapes and pierce with a hole so can be hung if desired (a lovely gift idea for someone special). You will also have the opportunity to make an impress stamp from clay with a carved design to be fired and used on your future clay projects or in pastry or icing! You are welcome to bring design ideas with you or any found objects that might make a mark in the clay or just wait to see what your imagination comes up with when you look in Elaine’s collection of items.
At the end of the workshop, Elaine will need to take your plates back to her studio to fire and glaze them. All your wonderful creations will have a white glaze put on them and will then be microwave, dishwasher and oven proof. Your items will be available for collection after approximately 4-5 weeks from the MadebyTamalia studio.
Please bring with you to the workshop: All aprons, materials, tools and equipment will be provided, however please bring with you an old towel.
Tuesday 9th February 2022
7pm – 9pm
Tickets: £35 per person
We kindly ask if you can arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time, as we always aim to start on time to ensure we have enough time to make our wonderful pieces. Thank you 🙂 Please note strict hygiene rules will be in place and all drinks are served in paper cups. Thank you for your understanding. For more info on our COVID safety protocols and booking terms click here
Elaine is predominantly a Studio Potter and has been producing wheel-thrown domestic ware in her Studio in Chesham Bois for over 30 years. Recently, over two years attending Clay College in Stoke on Trent she was privileged to have over 25 diverse Master Potters teaching a variety of different hand building, throwing and decorating techniques, many of which she continues to explore in her own studio. Many of these techniques will be used in a variety of workshops at the MadeByTamalia Creativ.Spaces in the future. Read more about our fabulous Master Maker Elaine on our Master Makers Page >
All materials provided
Complementary Tea & Coffee available