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Explore sculptural ceramics and non-functional forms: develop your ideas and
your own practice through flexible projects – each term will have a theme that
can be interpreted individually. Develop abstract and figurative work, mould
making, 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.
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.
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. Since 2008 she has taught adults’ ceramic sculpture classes,
masterclasses in mould-making, casting and paper clay, and children’s pottery
classes. Emily has a first class BA Hons in Ceramics and Painting and a Fine Art
Sculpture MA, allowing her to provide her students with a broad range of
practical skills, materials experience and theoretical knowledge.
Work is paid for by weight once completed and before firings, so this is an extra cost associated with the course. General tools are provided, but new tools are available to buy if required.
How will I learn?
You will learn by observing demonstrations, through regular one-to-one tutorials and group discussions, and by exploring new techniques with expert support. You will have access to specialist magazines and books, the internet and the library. You will learn a great deal by experimenting and recording your own progress.
Your tutor will always check your progress and help you with technical
solutions. The class will participate in informal group evaluations and there is
also the opportunity to exhibit in a local gallery, providing feedback from the
Ceramics experience is necessary as this is not a course for complete beginners. You should have had at least one term in the introduction to Ceramics class or equivalent. Bring a notebook and pen for recording ideas and technical details, a protective shirt, inspirational material such as photos and examples of previous work.
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Course information last updated: Friday 17th September 2021 @ 10.30am (1 day ago)