During this two-day course, participants will explore how to convey the idea of the self within a sculptural ceramic form which may be figurative or abstract; observational or transformative; symbolic or ethereal. Participants will use crank clay to create their piece through coiling, slabbing and laminating layers onto a large scale hollow core. Detail and decoration will be added to the portraits with a variety of surface treatments including slips, oxides, waxes and relief techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring a range of materials from which to start their self-portrait.
No previous experience is necessary.
Alan graduated from Goldsmiths University in 1991 and has been tutoring ceramics for more than 20 years.
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Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.
Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.
Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.