Tuesday, November 22, 2011

December Workshops at The Pottery Studio

We are planning 3 exciting workshops for December at The Pottery Studio, 24 Old Kilcullen Road, Bryanston, that you may be interested in attending;

Beer and Horesehair firings Tuesday 6th December 2pm onwards (about 2 hours)
v     Participants will have the opportunity to fire their pots in beer or using the horse hair technique! Bisqued pots need to be brought to the studio by 12 noon on the day before the firing - Monday 5th December, so they can be loaded in the outside kiln for firing early on Tuesday morning. The kiln will be ready to remove the pots around 2pm so that is when the fun begins and participants arrive!
v     Each person may fire 3 items – approx. 15cms X 15cms (let us know if you have something different in mind) Choose whether you want beer or horsehair!
v     If you need to use the studio to make your 3 items you may join any regular weekly class between now and the firing, and pay an additional R250 to make your items. Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings between 9.30am and 12.30pm or evenings on Tuesday or Wednesdays between 6pm and 9pm. Please let us know if you’d like this option.
v     We will do the dangerous work of removing the pots from the red hot kiln – you get to take the masterpieces home the same afternoon.

Bottles by Donve Branch – fired using horsehair technique
Beer fired cats by Colleen & Michelle
Price for workshop – R200 (R450 if you choose the option to also attend a class to make your work) (We always need horsehair, please let us know if you have contacts.)

Funky Teapots Monday 12th December 9.30am to 1pm (3.5 hours)
v     Participants will each be given a 2-cuppa traditional Teapot, Milk jug and Sugar bowl in bisc. Michelle will give a short presentation to stimulate ideas – Art Deco, Impressionists, Festive, or whatever takes your fancy.
v     Firing and glazing will be done ready for Christmas.
v     Bring your own underglaze paints, brushes, 3D etc to qualify for low price of R300 all inclusive
v     Use studio underglaze paints if you do not have your own yet – R350 all inclusive

Price for bisc, firing and glazing – R300 (R350 if you use studio underglazes)
The Human Figure – Sketches in Clay Monday 19th December 9.30am to 3.30pm (5 hours with 1 hour lunch break)
v     Working from a live model, participants will make ‘sketches in clay’. Short poses encourage spontaneity and keen observation of form.
v     No previous experience necessary – absolute beginners welcome.
v     Choice of clay offered includes paperclay, smooth white stoneware, terracotta or grogged sculpture clay.
v     Price includes firing.
 Price for all materials and firing - R350

Bookings essential for all workshops. Please contact Colleen or Michelle if you have any questions or would like to book. Colleen Lehmkuhl – Colleen@potterystudio.co.za 073 481 0889 Michelle Legg – 083 730 0250

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