ONSITE A Brace of Teapots - Thur 3rd October 2024
Included in each day:
- Five hours of expert tuition
- Homemade cookies on arrival
- Filter coffee & selection of teas available free all day
- Freshly prepared lunch
- Homemade afternoon tea
- Ample Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Easy ground-floor access
Explore the idiosyncratic potential of the teapot with Debbie Page. The aim is to make 2 teapots which, whilst fully functional, have a certain ‘je n’sais pas’ about them. Families of teapots, Pig teapots, Elephant teapots – no holds barred!
Using straightforward pottery skills, we will take the traditional concept of the teapot and bend it a little. Our first teapot style will be a simple pinch pot teapot. The second style will explore the potential to adapt handles, lids, spouts and shape to suggest animals forms, again based upon the pinch pot teapot. Our final style of teapot will be slab built, using a template, incorporating texture. We will be working with a stoneware clay.
The teapots will be left with the tutor for firing and final transparent glaze application and will be available for collection from Ardington School of Crafts approx 4 weeks following the class. Pieces can also be posted directly to students for additional cost. Alternatively students may take their pieces home directly.
- Skills and techniques to be taught and used:-
- Slab building, including use of templates
- Joining sections of clay & blending/ securing seams
- Shaping enclosed forms
- Forming lids and cutting correct size holes
- Coiling and extruding handles and attaching to main body of teapot
- Designing, forming and attaching features to decorate the teapots
- Applying texture
- Applying underglazes
Materials and firings are not included in your booking fee. The approximate costs are for 3 small teapots. Additional teapots will attract an extra charge for materials and firing. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £45 (this includes the firings) payable to the tutor during the workshop – cash or cards welcome
Please bring with you:
Sketchbook / Notebook & writing equipment
Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.