17 July 2021
Please note that these are extra places for the outdoor firing day ONLY, not for the earlier pottery studio day. This is a session for experienced potters who have work that has already been bisque fired and is therefore ready for raku firing, you will not be creating anything new. At the outdoor firing, in a gas kiln, we will explore three techniques for introducing pattern and subtle colour onto the surface of the pieces. N.B. this course will NOT be using raku glazes to finish the work.
The studio is well equipped with materials, tools and equipment and you should not need to bring any tools or materials with you. We do recommend bringing and using a small notebook to keep a record of your work and ideas. You are welcome to bring your own tools but you will not be able to keep them at Hive.
The ceramics studio has a small reference library which you can consult for inspiration and information about ceramics and ceramic decoration. We encourage students to look at a variety of sources for inspiration and information including magazines and periodicals, as well as online sources such as Pinterest and YouTube.
You will be expected to follow Health and Safety guidance whenever you use Hive’s ceramics studio.