COURSES AT CASTLE HILL STUDIOS

WORKSHOPS FOR ALL LEVELS

Traditional Slip Carving  workshop

suits all levels

One day

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

£100 per person includes 2 x tiles 1 x jug or plate ,all materials, tuition and two firings. Extra jugs and pots for sale .

Traditional Slip carving was a technique used to decorate English earthenware pots and vessels in the 18th Century. It produces a lustrous dark brown and golden surface design.

The day begins with drawing a design on a pair of test tiles, we have lots of reference books. Learn the easy decorating skills of scraping away the top layer of white slip to reveal the brown earthenware below, similar to Sgraffito .  After coffee move onto putting your design onto an earthenware jug.

Second course is a short two hours on a Sunday morning . This combines throwing practice mixed with the Japanese handbuilding technique Kirinuki . Kurinuki is the shaping a solid square of clay and then hollowing out the centre. This is a very enjoyable technique to do.

£20 per person+ £6.50 per Kilo of clay

On the Heart of Wales Railway,camping or camper -vanning on our top field, starry skies a fire pit and pub in the village .

B&B accommodation in the village

Telephone Tony on 01547529670 or email on tonyhall1811@gmail.com .

See the traditional pottery blog for more info and pictures.

At the Studios

  • Figure Drawing
  • Landscape painting and drawing
  • Animation for young people
  • Model making with young people
  • Pottery at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Sculpture