Influenced by organic forms, students will create stoppered bottles using one of two techniques, slab building and/or coiling, working in stoneware clay.
Students will have a selection of organic forms available to influence their design. We will start the session with drawings, using a variety of drawing media, pens, pencils and charcoal. Students can bring their own drawing materials with them, including sketchbooks, but materials will also be available to use.
From the drawings created students will choose a design they wish to translate in clay. Advice will be given as to which technique would better suit the building in clay.
Students when they have completed the form will add white slip onto the vessels on areas they would like glaze added in a colour of their choice. (Glaze examples will be brought to the class so choices of colour can be made). Stoppered bottles will then be biscuit fired, glazes added and fired to stoneware and returned to Nature in Art for collection.
Materials List All materials (and firing) are included.
Artist’s Profile Claire lives in Ledbury in rural Herefordshire and works predominately in clay, but she also has a passion for drawing and painting. Form and colour dominates her work which is inspired by nature and her love of art history, (particularly late 19th century onwards). Claire has been teaching Art and Design, full time for the past nineteen years, but has recently become self-employed to enable her to focus on her own creativity. However, she enjoys teaching workshops in both two and three-dimensional media, in addition to working on commissions in either paint or clay.