Ceramics Workshops with Jo Hannah

Jo Hannah is an experienced 'maker' whose creative practice with clay explores the beauty of natural materials - undergoing state changes  through firing and becoming beautiful, robust rustic pieces made or raised by a gentle hand. Jo is a great believer in the therapeutic qualities of working with clay and her workshops are calm and mindful.


Stone-ware Tile Making Workshop

Workshop date: Sunday 10th June 2018

Workshop time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Workshop level: Beginners

Workshop Location: Surrey Art School, The Old Dairy, RH5 5DL

Tutor: Jo Hannah

This class is suitable for complete beginners or for those with some experience of clay wanting to learn this technique.

You will learn how to make a set of beautiful rustic tiles using stoneware clay decorated with stencilled designs. You can create a larger pot stand and at least 4 coasters that will be tied together through decoration.

In the workshop you will be taught how to roll a slab of clay using a wooden rolling pin and rolling guides.

When the clay is ready for cutting you will cut out your tiles using tile cutters. Utilising a stencilling technique you will decorate your tiles with a coloured liquid clay called Slip.

By the end of the workshop you will have produced between 4-6 tiles depending on the size of the tile cutter you choose. These make great coasters as they are thick, even and cork can be attached to the base to protect you table.

All materials are included in the price of the workshop including the firing and glazing of the work.  Work can be collected at a later date and you will be informed when your tiles are ready for collection

Booking is now live. Book online to secure your spot. Full booking terms and conditions are here.   Booking will close 3 days before the event - for last minute spaces contact: surreyartschool@gmail.com 

Workshop Location: Our studio space is an old converted dairy brimming with character in a beautiful rural location and with plenty of free parking! You can find a map to the studio here: Surrey Art School, The Old Dairy, Dean House Farm, Dorking.

 
 Hand-rolled tiles and table stands decorated with stencilled slip

Hand-rolled tiles and table stands decorated with stencilled slip

 

Mindful Pinch Pots Workshop


The simple process of making a pinch pot is a relaxing and meditative act - where the motion of forming and pinching the clay can have a therapeutic effect on both body and mind...

Workshop date: Sunday 6th May 2018

Workshop time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Workshop level: Beginners

Workshop Location: Surrey Art School, The Old Dairy, RH5 5DL

Tutor: Jo Hannah

In this workshop you will learn how to form a pot using the simplest of ceramic techniques, ‘pinching’. This technique is ideal for anyone who is new to clay and would like a gentle introduction to the medium.

Using only a ball of clay and your hands, you will be shown the process of forming a simple pot. Create one or several pots during the workshop, depending on your speed and the size of the pot.  We'll then decorate your pots with ‘slip' (coloured liquid clay) or underglaze paints. Carving tools will be available to carve patterns into the clay.

All materials are included in the price of the workshop, including the glazing and firing of the work.

You will be able to collect your finished work at a later date and you will be informed when it is ready for collection from Surrey Art School.

Booking is now live. Book online to secure your spot. Full booking terms and conditions are here.   

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