Date: Fri 8 Jan - Fri 2 Apr, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tutor: Leanne Commins
Duration: 12 Weeks
Learn clay hand-building to create extraordinary vessels. This course will introduce you to the process of hand-making ceramics, including techniques of pinching, coiling and slab-building. You will learn how to apply traditional and contemporary clay surface decorating techniques - intaglio, relief surfaces, scraffito, coloured slip painting and stencilling. The process of firing and glazing will also be introduced. This course is suitable for all levels.
Leanne Commins is a graduate of Ceramic Design BA course at Central Saint Martins, with a background in fine art. She mostly works with hand building techniques to create large and small scale pieces about nature and environmental issues. Specialising in ceramics has given Leanne experience in throwing, mold making, slip-casting, screen printing decals and glaze preparation as well as familiarity with a variety of clay bodies. Alongside pursuing ceramics as a degree, she still actively practices fine art in her own time, mostly painting, drawing and film photography.