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Creative Clay

Embrace the tactile and transformative nature of clay in our Creative Clay Workshop as you learn experimental techniques for making sculptural ceramics. Techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab building will be explored, providing a solid foundation for creating unique and expressive sculptural forms. Participants will be encouraged to think outside the box, fostering a spirit of curiosity and innovation as they push the boundaries of traditional clay sculpture.
  • Who is it for?

    Mixed abilities - for all who wish to play with clay and learn techniques to help explore it's making potential.

  • What does it cover?

    Introduction to and demonstrations of foundational handbuilding techniques - pinching, slabbing, coiling.
    Experimental decoration techiques
    Joining techniques for creating larger structures
    Simple glazing techniques
    Examples of contemporary artists working with clay
    With an option to follow a project set by the tutor or work on their own personal project.

  • What will it be like?

    Creativity within a relaxed, experimental environment
    Group discussions about individual projects and inspiration
    Instruction and guidance from an artist working in clay

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Basic clays and glazes are provided, other specialist materials can be bought through the college at cost.

  • What could it lead to?

    Completion of this workshop could open doors to:
    Further courses in ceramics or sculptural practice
    Independent exploration and experimentation in clay

Available Courses

Creative Clay

Embrace the tactile and transformative nature of clay in our Creative Clay Workshop as you learn experimental techniques for making sculptural ceramics. Techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab building will be explored, providing a solid foundation for creating unique and expressive sculptural forms. Participants will be encouraged to think outside the box, fostering a spirit of curiosity and innovation as they push the boundaries of traditional clay sculpture.

25 September 2024 – 11 December 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1930
£323 / £113
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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15 January 2025 – 02 April 2025
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1931
£323 / £113
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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30 April 2025 – 16 July 2025
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1932
£323 / £113
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Weekend Ceramics Workshop

Discover Your Creativity with Our New Ceramics Classes!
Join us for an exciting journey into the world of pottery and ceramics. Our classes cater to all skill levels and offer a variety of options to fit your schedule. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced potter, you'll have the opportunity to explore hand-built sculptures and wheel-thrown objects, experiment with glazes, and play with textures.

15 June 2024 – 15 June 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1952
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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29 June 2024 – 29 June 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1953
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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13 July 2024 – 13 July 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1954
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Ceramic Pottery And Sculpture - Morning

25 September 2024 – 04 December 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:RB1014
£245 / £86
10 Meetings
Redbridge Institute for Adult Education
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15 January 2025 – 26 March 2025
Wednesday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:RB1015
£292 / £102
10 Meetings
Redbridge Institute for Adult Education
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23 April 2025 – 02 July 2025
Wednesday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:RB1016
£292 / £102
10 Meetings
Redbridge Institute for Adult Education
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Experimental Sculpture

This is a fun, welcoming and explorative class in which you will have the freedom to investigate and develop ideas. Use scrap, found, traditional and alternative materials to explore sculptural methods and concepts. This course encourages you to enjoy using materials and the process of 'making', so ideal for beginners or students with more experience.

23 September 2024 – 09 December 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1903
£323 / £113
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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13 January 2025 – 31 March 2025
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1904
£323 / £113
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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For more information contact The Departmental Administrator at admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk

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