If you already have some throwing basics under your belt, it's time to make a teapot - or two!
In this extended weekend course you'll have the use of a wheel from start to finish, and all the practical and technical guidance you need to complete and assemble all the components for a teapot, considered one of the potter's ultimate challenges.
Using either buff or white stoneware clay, you'll spend the first session throwing your teapot bodies, practising lid fittings and careful measurement. These will be ready for trimming and turning during subsequent sessions, along with making and attaching spouts and handles.
Interspersed with the throwing sessions will be demonstrations and opportunities to try decorative techniques and alternative approaches to some of the technical requirements posed by teapot making.
The practical challenges of a teapot are wonderfully balanced by the opportunities for creative diversion, whether by seeing it as a sculptural form, a chance for extra ornamentation or simply trying some new decorative treatments with surface, slips and glazes; all part and parcel of the making process. Your teapot/s will be truly unique!
There will be four sessions, from Thursday, July 17th through to Sunday 20th:
Thursday evening: 6.30 - 9.30pm
Friday afternoon: 2 - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Completed teapots can be left for biscuit firing and glazing on a subsequent visit.
Course fee: £160 plus materials charged by dry weight for pots subsequently fired.
Course location: 38 Winchester Street, Salisbury SP1 1HG.
Contact me for more details or to book a place.