Summer Short Course: Ceramics: Thinking Through Making
Thursday 11 & Thursday 18 August, 10.30am – 4.30pm
During this two day course participants will be encouraged to think outside the traditional means of making, to consider using clay as a sculptural medium. Combining practical making skills and critical discussion, this course arises from the current resurgence of clay as a central material in contemporary sculptural practice. Each student will be asked to react and expand upon another's object. Final sculptures aim to be an expression of the whole group, emphasising ceramics as a fluid and cross-disciplinary material.
This course is suitable for those looking to work in an experimental and collaborative way with ceramics. No previous experience is necessary.
• Week one: Participants use clay to generate ideas and experiment with traditional techniques such as, hand-building, throwing on a potter’s wheel and sprig moulding.
• Week two: Participants use ideas and critical discussion to collaborate and expand on forms and methods discovered in week one.
Eva Masterman is currently studying a Masters in Ceramics at the Royal College of Art. Eva’s work is centred around ideas on site-responsivity and synthesis between process, material and concept. Read more.
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.
Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.
Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.