Time for Tea!
Making teapots on the wheel: Three day workshop with Chris Harford
Saturday 7 March 2020
3 consecutive days
Max 12 students
Strange how a teapot
Can represent at the same time
The comforts of solitude
And the pleasures of company.
Dates and duration
The Workshop includes
What you will learn
the elements of teapot design
designing functional shapes
making lids and galleries
fitting and assembling thrown pieces
Discussion on form and function of the teapot and what to look at when
designing a teapot
The day will then be spent throwing the bodies and lids
Ongoing demonstration and discussion throughout the day.
Trimming of bodies and lids.
Fitting of lids.
Preparation on body to receive the spout
Discussion on spouts and handles
Demonstration of throwing spouts, pulling spouts, pulling and hand making handles.
Putting it all together
The finishing touches
Demonstration of glazing a teapot
Students will need to bring
Your pottery toolkit
Batts if you work on batts. We have some that can be used in the workshop.
Plastic bags or similar (dry cleaning bags are good, they’re soft and light)
Camera/Smart Phone and notebook/art journal
Chris recommends you make a collection of pictures and drawings of teapot designs that interest you in your art journal to bring to the workshop.
We stock a range of clays and tools for purchase. Please contact us if you need advice.
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