Class Name: Make and Decorate a Wrap-around Mug
Learners per Class: 8
No. of Sessions: 2
Length of Session: 3 hours
Learn the technique to create your very own wrap around mug. Then decorate it to your design using sgraffito.
Over two sessions we’ll learn how to work the clay into a mug shape, how to add handles and how to decorate with your own individual design. Clare loves to create a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere where there are no mistakes! We’ll learn the techniques and take our time playing with the clay to help us create our cups.
Clare will tell you about her experience being a designer and maker of pottery and pass on some of her skills. You will learn an easy design trick to create the decoration on your cup. We’ll spend some time developing our designs using easy ideas so that each mug will be unique to you.
We’ll learn the wrap around technique to create the shape of the cup. To decorate we will learn and experiment with sgraffito. A technique which using coloured slip on the clay and scratching to create a pattern or image.
At the end of the sessions you will have made a cup, decorated in your own design. This will be fired and made ready for collection within 2 weeks, ready for your cuppa!
You will learn all the techniques needed to create your mug so join us if you’ve had no pottery experience or if you’ve had experience but enjoy the chance to learn a new way to design and work with clay.
No need to bring anything along with you as everything you need will be provided on the day.
At the end of the 2 sessions you will have completed your cup. This will need to be glazed and fired. You will be contacted when they are ready to be collected from StraightCurves- this is expected to be within 2 weeks of the workshop. Please see extra details below to explain more.
Clay needs to be fired twice after it has been dried which is why there is a wait of approximately 2 weeks for the finished pieces to be ready. As is sometimes the case with clay there can occasionally be a degree of unpredictability with the firing timings and outcomes. This project has been planned to have a minimum chance of any issues but we like to explain that this is always a factor when working in clay. This is the joy and challenge of making pottery!