In this workshop you will learn how to use slabs of clay to form a 3D castle structure, which you will embellish with finer details such as decorative windows, brickwork texture, doorways, roofing and other whimsical additions.
Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for ages 16+
We will spend some time learning how to attach sections of clay and give illusions of solid brick structures within. By the end of the workshop you will have 3D slab-built form strong enough to free stand without being fired in a kiln. As a final touch, we will talk through various options for decoration. During this online workshop you will follow along with the tutor for the main construction of the castle. When it comes to adding details and finishing touches, you can have fun exploring different tools for mark making and adding texture with the tutors support.
Materials included in your pack:
What you’ll need to find at home:
A safe working space
Small glass or yoghurt pot of water
Material to roll clay out onto (an old pillow case works well)
Small tubes for building your slabs around
Collected items such as bark, grasses and textured materials for adding details
Pencil and paper
Pin tool or cocktail stick for detailing
Cutting tools such as a knife
Andrew Macdermott is a product of evening pottery classes at Milton Keynes Arts Centre. ‘I fell in love with the tactile clay immediately and now a few years on I teach the class I learnt in.’ Andy makes and sells Icelandic-inspired ceramic pieces at craft fairs and galleries across the country.
Date and time:
Wednesday 31 March 2021
Live Online with Zoom
Materials will be posted to you before the workshop begins