4-8 September 2017 (FULLY BOOKED)
Form Function and Family wheel thrown porcelain
photo: Michael Harvey
Functional pots including the handmade and industrially produced, which do their job well and look good, are always a pleasure to use.
The starting point for this porcelain throwing course is an examination of the formal relationships between pieces in a maker’s work. How the consideration of scale, shape, function and decoration can bring a sense of coherence to a body of work and make the impact of the group greater than the sum of its individual parts.
All of these elements are integral to the development of a maker’s voice.
During the course, with the support and guidance of the tutor, you will devise and work on individual projects making groups of pots that contain a visual narrative utilising the processes of throwing and turning.
As you will be working on primarily functional forms there will also be the opportunity to work on handles, lids and spouts.
The tutor will be on hand to demonstrate the techniques used in his own practice. In addition to the making there will be the opportunity to discuss various decorative and glazing techniques.
The tutor will provide source material as inspiration and there will be plenty of time for discussion of ideas between the tutor and individual students.
At the end of the course all participants will present a selection of work for an informal group review.
Monday-Friday 10.00 - 16.30 uur. Max. 10 students.
Experience with throwing is necessary.
25 kilo’s porcelainclay is included in the price of the course;
if you want to use more, it will be available for an additional fee.
Coffee, tea and lunches are included.
Price: € 450 euro (incl. 21% VAT)
information and registration: +31(0)6-12378482/+31(0)20-6866151