We started this course in January and finished in May 2018. What I found more interesting when I teach is helping my students to discover what they are capable of. I start with simple exercises that sometimes challenged students patience because they think "that is very easy" and then is not as easy as they thought.
I have a small group and I know everyone by their name and what they do, I think part of teaching is also learning the person you are teaching too. Is extremely exciting when they see what are they capable of and the proud on their faces when I hold their finished pieces in their hands. I measure the success of my class by the happiness of my students and their own progress. Working with clay like any other creative activity requires practice and perseverance but the most important thing is that the student enjoy doing it.
They get to experience clay a very plastic and surprising material used for centuries to create utilitarian and artistic work. They learn their own limits and challenge them, they learned how to become more patient and follow a process. Students have the opportunity of socializing and meet new people that share similar interests. They learn new skills and work with their hands which are proven to release stress and work like a yoga for the brain. Clay challenge your sense of strength and refine your hand motor skills.
The lessons are host in Blackhorse Workshop which is a very inspiring place full of creative people who happens to be very cool people ;). There is also the fabulous Wood Street Coffee if you get hungry or want to try a seriously good coffee.
If you join my class! I will guide you if you are completely new and proposed work that will help you to progress in your learning process. If you have done ceramics before and have a clear idea of what you want to do then we can discuss it and I will assist you with your project. I do the firing and glazing in my studio and if you are a practitioner and need firing service I can do it too, £4 a pound of weight or £40 full kiln. Feel free to contact me if you need more information.
The next class will start in October, join my newsletter and have a great summer!