What’s On Calendar 2020

 JANUARY

Photo0669Kids Pottery classes at ‘Craft at the Centre’, Stroud, Mondays 9.30-11am, 7 week terms run throughout the year. £70/term

Suitable for anyone age 5 and upwards (adults very welcome too!) these pottery classes will teach the basics of using clay, glazing and firing through creative and experimental projects. Once competent students can follow their own projects. We might be digging our own clay or doing an exciting Raku firing (outdoors) too.

spring lanterns posterCelebrating Spring; Paperclay Lanterns date tbc, at ‘Craft@ the Centre’ Stroud, 10am-4pm. £70 (includes all materials and equipment)

Join us to learn about paperclay whilst creating a wonderful translucent porcelain lantern. There’s little better at this time of year than settling down for a day of making and experimenting with a cosy group of like-minded people, creating something to brighten up your home at the dark time of year.

more info…

 

FEBRUARY

Porcelain Paperclay Memory Boxes, date tbc 10am-4pm, Victoria Works, Chalford.

Come and create a beautiful and detailed ‘memory box’ or memento box from porcelain paperclay. This is an exciting new workshop from Emily, exploring the wonderful properties of paperclay to create porcelain boxes filled with objects (such as small items of clothing, fabric, flowers etc) which have been coated in paperclay to immortalise them as a beautiful, everlasting 3D compositions. These could be reminders of a person or an event, a lovely way to keep special memories.

 

 

MARCH

20190216_143917Spring Botanical Plaques in Plaster; Saturday 14th March, Victoria Works Studios, Chalford.

A satisfying introduction to casting with clay and plaster, this workshops will enable you to create two or more beautiful, intricately detailed plaster wall plaques showing all the glorious form and texture of our spring foliage and flowers. The plaster casts will pick up the shape and details of the most delicate petals, preserving the form of narcissi, daffodils and snowdrops. Bring along flowers that are special to you or simply choose from the array of handpicked flowers and foliage provided.

 

 

 

APRIL/MAY

Photo1024Kids Pottery classes at the Lansdown Craft Centre, Fridays 3.15-4.45pm, terms run throughout the year.

Suitable for anyone age 6 and upwards (adults very welcome too!) these pottery classes will teach the basics of using clay, glazing and firing through creative and experimental projects. Once competent students can follow their own projects. We’ll be digging our own clay and doing an exciting Raku firing (outdoors) too.

 

 

JUNE

20160629_140357End of term Exhibition of Part-time courses at Stroud College

Your yearly chance to see the fantastic work made by students from all part-time courses at Stroud College. Incredibly high standard of work and display.

 

 

 

 

 JULY

Decorative memory Plaques in Plaster; Saturday 4th 10am-4pm, Victoria Works, Chalford.

A second satisfying introduction to casting with clay and plaster, this workshops will enable you to create two or more beautiful, intricately detailed plaster wall plaques showing all the glorious form of objects, small items of clothing, fabrics, leaves and plants etc that may have special significance to you. The plaster casts will pick up the shape and details of the most delicate objects, creating a sculptural ‘picture’ that could relate to a special person or event. A perfect way to preserve memories and create a beautiful heirloom.

 

 

AUGUST

20170618_112339Paperclay Masterclass, date tbc, 10am-4pm over two days. At Craft@ the Centre, Stroud. £120

More details to come

 

 

 

 

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

cropped-img_2908Making and Outdoor firing workshop

Making weekend: date tbc: Join myself and ceramicist Nicky Homocky, at potter and artist Mike O’Dowd’s wonderful studio and garden outside Stroud, for a weekend of inspirational outdoors clay making. Bring and share lunch.

Outdoor firing weekend: date tbc: Returning to fire your work in a variety of experimental outdoors firings including raku, cardboard kilns and drum kilns! Bring and share lunch, and lots of fun! Price and full details to come.

 

SEPTEMBER

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Kids Pottery classes at the Lansdown Craft Centre, Mondays 9.30-11am, 7 week terms/£70 per term.

Suitable for anyone age 5 and upwards (adults very welcome too!) these pottery classes will teach the basics of using clay, glazing and firing through creative and experimental projects. Once competent students can follow their own projects. We’ll be digging our own clay and doing an exciting Raku firing too.

 

shadowbox2Paperclay Shadow Boxes date tbc, Craft@The Centre, Stroud.

In this one day workshop you will be shown how to create a detailed and magical shadow box using porcelain paperclay. Get to grips with this amazing material and then build up layers of thin sheets into a box form which, once fired will be translucent when lit.

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

20170703_171506Ceramic Sculpture term starts at Stroud College

The exceptionally well equipped craft room at Stroud College is an excellent venue for the adult ceramic sculpture courses that Emily runs on a termly basis. The course is aimed at people with a good grounding in either ceramics or sculpture and provides a loose structure in which students can either follow a set theme or develop their own personal practice.  The course provides excellent material and technical support. more…

 

20181116_123109Porcelain Paperclay Leaf Lanterns: 17th October, 10am-4pm, Victoria Works, Chalford.

Join us to learn about paperclay whilst creating a few wonderful translucent porcelain lanterns or tea-light holders. There’s little better at this time of year than settling down for a day of making and experimenting with a cosy group of people, creating something to brighten up your home at this dark time of year.

 

 

 

November

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Paperclay Lanterns date tbc, Craft@ the Centre, Stroud. 10am-4pm, £70 includes all materials and equipment.

Join us to learn about paperclay whilst creating a set of wonderful translucent porcelain lanterns. Learn about the marvellous properties of paperclay and experiment with different making techniques including ultra-thin ‘windows’ creating super translucent, glowing lanterns.

Please email me to book emilyjoysculpture@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

December

20191115_161931-1Family Christmas Porcelain Paperclay decorations: dates tbc. Contact me to book: emilyjoysculpture@hotmail.co.uk

Two short workshops suitable for accompanied children aged over 8 and adults (accompanied or not!), making delicate textured Christmas tree decorations in porcelain paperclay. We will be pressing in lace and other materials, then drying the shapes to enable them to be coloured using oxides so that the texture shows. After this the decorations can be raw-glazed and will be fired at the craft centre ready to be picked up before Christmas. A lovely brief introduction to porcelain paperclay!