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Start date: 08/01/2018 - SGS Stroud
End date: 19/03/2018
Duration: 3 Hours per week

Day(s): Monday
Course length: 10 weeks - 3 hours
Qualifications: Sculptural Ceramics
Code: SFLX0E0M
Cost: £169

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Course Detail

Ceramic Sculpture - Emily Joy

Part time course

Students will produce work with a wide variety of clays, techniques, ideas and glazes. You will have access to electric kilns for earthenware and gas fired kilns for stoneware. Keep all work for the Summer Adult Education Exhibition and possible external exhibition. Tools are provided.   

What will I study?

Explore sculptural ceramics and non-function forms. Develop your ideas and your own practice through flexible projects – each term will have a theme that can be interpreted individually. Develop mould making processes, abstract and figurative work, decorative surfaces and explore basic paper-clay techniques. Throughout the course the practical, material tuition will be supported by in-depth art history and theory presentations with access to specialist books and magazines.

What do I need to join the course?

No formal qualifications necessary but some ceramic experience is necessary as this is not a course for complete beginners. Bring a note book and pen for recording ideas, your work and technical details, a protective shirt, inspirational material such as photos and examples of previous work.

How long is the course?

10 weeks

How will I learn?

You will learn by observing demonstrations, through regular tutorials and group discussions and by exploring new techniques with expert support. You will have access to specialist magazines and books, the internet and Library. You will learn a great deal by experimenting and recording your own progress.  You will have access to a dedicated specialist tutor and technician who will help you throughout the course.

How will I know how I am doing?

Your tutor will always check your progress and help you with technical solutions, also offering regular one-to-one tutorials. The class will participate in informal group evaluations and there is also the opportunity to exhibit in a local gallery, providing feedback from the public.

Are there any extra costs?

The work is paid for by weight once completed and before firings. General tools are provided but new tools are available to buy if required.

Who is my tutor?

Emily Joy is a ceramicist, sculptor and installation artist based at Stroud Valleys Artspace, who teaches sculptural ceramics in the Art school at the Stroud campus. For the last 6 years she has taught adults’ ceramic sculpture classes, children’s pottery classes and master-classes in mould-making, casting and paperclay. Emily has a first class BA Hons ceramics and painting and a fine art sculpture MA, providing her students with a broad range of practical skills, materials experience and theoretical knowledge. She has a wide range of teaching experience including adults, children, adults with special needs and other barriers to learning. Emily strives to inspire her adult students to push themselves both materially and also conceptually, she encourages debate and critical discourse throughout the course and workshops. A founder member of the artist group Quercus, Emily was the 2008 winner of the Darbyshire Award and was also shortlisted for the 2012 Aesthetica Prize.

What can I do next?

You can return to the class to improve your skills and develop your practice, or join another class.

Dates & Costs

Ceramic Sculpture - Emily Joy

Start date: 08/01/2018
End date: 19/03/2018
Duration: 3 Hours per week
Course length: 10 weeks - 3 hours
Time(s): 15:30 - 18:30
Qualifications: Sculptural Ceramics
Code: SFLX0E0M

Cost: £169

Extra costs:

Clay is paid for by weight once work is completed and before firings. General tools are provided but new tools are available to buy if required.

Start End Time Campus
08/01/2018 19/03/2018 15:30 - 18:30 SGS Stroud
14/05/2018 30/07/2018 15:30 - 18:30 SGS Stroud