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Holiday Pottery Courses Age 10- 14

This is a skills-based course giving young-people the opportunity to learn all the basics of working with clay: slab building, coiling, wheel-throwing and glazing. The course includes all materials and firing. All pots are fired to stoneware temperature with food-safe glazes.

Monday: a textured door plaque
Tuesday: a slab built mug
Wednesday: a coiled sculptural creature
Thursday: decorating with coloured slips, and wheel throwing
Friday: decorating with coloured glazes, and wheel throwing

Who will be teaching this course?
Sara Jane is a long-term member of Open Artspace, a keen potter and textile artist. Sara Jane is a qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience working with children and young people. Before qualifying as a teacher Sara Jane studied Art and Design, then worked as a stop-motion animation puppet maker for Disney, MTV and Warner Brothers. 

Giada is our fabulous studio technician, responsible for firing our members work and managing the studio. She has worked in school arts education for eight years, she has a degree in cultural heritage and a masters in theatre design, as well as formal training in arts education. Giada is a long-term member of Open Artspace, a keen potter and puppet maker.

Course Dates and Times
Week 1: Monday 15th July- Friday 19th July, 9am- 12 noon
Week 2: Monday 22nd July- Friday 26th July, 9am- 12 noon

Weeks can be booked individually or together. Both weeks will cover the same techniques, however during week-two any returning children will be supported to further develop their own ideas as they practice their new skills.

Course fees are based on household income, and taken in three monthly installments, so that it's hopefully affordable for all children to participate.
Low household income, under £32,500: three installments of £60
Basic household income £32,500- £50,500: three installments of £70
Intermediate household income £50,500- £68,500: three installments of £80
Higher household income, £68,500- £86,500: three installments of £90
Top household income, over £86,500: three installments of £100

We have just moved to a new booking system, if you have any issues at all please let us know!

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