Look what's coming up in August ............................
Late Night Ceramics for Adults
The first Thursday of every month is our late night pottery painting for adults. Come along on your own or with a friend and spend a relaxing evening with like minded people. Our booking fee of £5 gets you a 10% discount off any chosen bisque ware item available in the shop on the night, plus free refreshments.
You are welcome to bring your own tipple and takeaway if you are in a rush from work. Why not ask your friends to book in too and make a party of it. All levels are welcome from beginners to Kandinsky's.
If there is a certain item you would like to paint but you are not sure if we have it then give us a call at least a week in advance and we will see if we can get it in for you or reserve it - pre-booking will be required
"All Day Play with Clay" for Adults
Sunday 5th August 2018 11am - 4:00pm
Play with Clay – All Day
Come along and spend a fun day creating with clay. Learn some basic hand building methods e.g. pinch pot, slab, coiling. It can get messy so don't dress up too much we do have aprons you can borrow.
Price: £30 - includes your clay and first firing and refreshments throughout the day.
Bring a Pack lunch to eat when you feel the opportune moment arises and plenty of ideas.
Due to the length of time, you should be able to work on a piece and get it to leather hard stage, use coloured slip and under glazes to decorate your pieces before they go into the kiln.
Places are limited.
Thursday 9th August 7pm - 9pm
Booked online £25.50 Booked in shop £25
In this workshop you will have a chance to work on four 20x 20cm canvases to create masterpieces using different techniques such as Flip Cup, Dirty Cup -Tree Rings, Puddle Pour over an object and the Swipe technique. Your will be amazed at the exciting and random effects that a Paint Pouring medium and acrylics can create. You don’t need any painting experience just a desire to see the wonders of paint and colour. Canvases will need to be left to dry for a couple of days before you can collect them.
Please book promptly as there are only 4 places available.
Japanese Shibori Indigo Tie Dye
Sunday 26th August 2018
In this class you will be able to try out various Japanese techniques of folding known as Shibori. This will create random but exciting designs. Using old or new t-shirts and items of clothing that no longer need to be white, but the new Blue! Indigo Blue you can have a go at a pattern that best suits you.
You will be introduced to the Sekka method, this uses fan folds and blocks, the Arashi (known as rainfall) method of using a pipe to twist and make folds as well as the Kanoko method, more commonly used with tie dye, using rubber bands, screw and beads. You can also try your hand at Kumo, that uses stitches to create gathers which can be formed to make shapes. You can best decide which suits your clothes and have a go using some scrap pieces of cloth.
The transformation from the green to blue as the dye oxidizes with the air, makes Shibori a magical and exciting experience.
Please bring along the items of clothing you wish to dye.