October 09, 2017 at Potclays Ltd. in Stoke-on-Trent.
Duration: 2 days
Month: OCTOBER 2017
Date/s: Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th
Time (approx.): 9.00-16.00
Please bring: Towel, apron, notepad, pen, boards to get your work home
-Please inform us of dietary requirements when making your booking
-Read full details including booking terms on our website
-At the end of the course an optional factory tour will be offered, giving a unique insight into how our clay is made.
An outstandingly popular two-day basic level course covering the basics of throwing using Shimpo Whisper potter’s wheels. On the first day you will learn to wedge, centre and throw. Kevin will show you the basic techniques needed for different thrown forms such as cylinders, vases, bowls and platters. You will learn how to apply pattern directly to the thrown surface and how different hand tools can be used effectively for this purpose. On the second day you will learn to ‘turn’ and refine your leatherhard pots using various hand tools. Students will be able to take advantage of our brand new classroom drying cabinet to minimise waiting around for pots to dry to leatherhard and avoid missing out on valuable trimming time. Those who would like to try out the legendary Giffin Grip will have the opportunity to do so. This is a very popular course and due to the intensive nature of the tuition, places are restricted to a maximum of 10. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Kevin Millward is an internationally respected potter well-known for presenting seminars, workshops and lectures, as well as training potters from all over the world. In last 20 years Kevin has been teaching at BA Hons courses all over the UK. Most recently he was technical consultant for hit BBC series The Great Pottery Throw Down. The first edition of his book, Surface Decoration, will be published in 2017.