Get creative with clay

for 8 -12 year olds

August 2021

 Held at the Creative Innovation Centre

CICCIC, Memorial Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF

Clay  is  an amazing material that responds to your touch. It can be pinched, squeezed and moulded to create anything. This pottery workshop can capture your children’s imagination  and free their creativity.

Workshop programme

Thursday 5th august 10am –12pm ….Pinch pot bells 

We will create a pinch pot, in which we form a pot from a single lump of clay. We can add patterns and designs using texture and stamps and add coloured slip to the pot to give it a character. It can be a tyrannosaurus rex or a fairy princess. Then we will make some legs to hang below to give our bell a ring when it is fired and hung.

Thursday 12th August 10am –12pm ….Cosy coiled pot 

We will roll out coils with our hands and learn how to position them to create different shapes. adding spirals and patterns as we go. Express your self through one of the oldest forms of pottery.

 

Thursday  19th August 10am –12pm ….Picture perfect plaque

We will plan a simple picture on paper and use that drawing to create a layered scene on a tile with texture and colour

Thursday 26th August 10am –12pm

….Making myself in clay

A great lesson in careful looking, We use tools and fingers to build up clay to recreate your own likeness, sculpting a mini portrait in clay.

For more details and to book, contact the creative innovation centre on 

01823 337477

Or visit www.creativeinnovationcentre.co.uk

 

Adult classes

Enjoy the challenge of working in three dimensions in clay. Choose your subject and work from photographs to produce a likeness in clay, or produce a vase from textured slabs. Full support for what ever you would like your project to be. Weekly ongoing classes last 2 hours allowing you to work at your own pace. There is a maximum of 4 students per class so there is plenty of guidance available. In a small but well equipped, friendly studio.

For more information and availability please contact me.

Barry working on an abstact bowl
Barry working on an abstact bowl

Student working on domestic ware Taunton

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Alison working on a toad
Alison working on a toad

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Yvonne's bamboo plaques

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Mandy's hare ready to leave the kiln

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Maria's beautiful slab bowl

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Corals swallow candle holder

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