September | Two Day | Introduction to Ceramics | Chloë Dowds

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September | Two Day | Introduction to Ceramics | Chloë Dowds

180.00

Saturday & Sunday 21st/22nd of September.

10 am - 4 pm

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About this Two Day Ceramics Course

AN INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS

This course is suitable for all levels, with a particular focus on the core skills necessary for ceramic pottery making.

Focusing on slab building and decorating techniques. We will use different clays and discuss their different properties. If weather allows we may go out sketching around Enniskerry Village for inspiration.

There will also be a one-to-one lesson on the potters wheel to get a feel for this technique.

Mixing plaster to take small impressions from found objects will also be covered.

About Chloë

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Chloë Dowds is a multi-award- winning ceramicist working with porcelain. Most recently she won the Future Lights Award. Future Lights is a European competition and stands for innovative and creative young artists, designers, art historians and researchers. Their work has been selected as outstanding in its modern approach, setting an example in trends for the future.

She is now an Ambassador for Ceramics in Europe for 2017/18. Having studied fine art, design, history of art and ceramics for nine years, she now works from her studio in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.

Chloë believes in using beautifully designed, handcrafted products throughout our daily routines. Her home is full of pieces that began with an idea and were brought to life through the skilled hands of a maker. She designs and makes beautifully tactile fine porcelain tableware.

Materials

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Clay & tools provided

Sketching materials

  • pencils/pastels

  • paper

Please bring an apron and wear old clothes