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Pottery: A 5 Week Introduction to Slab Building

Led by Helen D Evans

This course is suitable for all abilities.

During the course we will explore the different basic forms that you can make using slabs of clay including using templates and applying texture.

You will also be given time to experiment with your own designs and ideas.

A selection of underglazes and glazes will be available to you to apply colour to your work.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Fri 17 Mar - 21 Apr, exc 7 Apr
11am - 1pm

£115 per 5-week course

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
Scalpel / cutting mat

After the course.
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work from Norden Farm

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Pottery: Lanterns & Tea Light Holders

Led by Helen D Evans

Light up your dark days with this workshop.

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen d Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will explore slab building techniques to make a lantern or tea light holder. We will cut out patterns in the clay to allow the light to shine through.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a clear glaze.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Sat 28 Jan
11am- 4pm
A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

£65

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas with ideas
Pens
Pencils

After the course:
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work

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Mosaic Mirror

Led by Kayleigh Robinson

Design and create your own mirror with mosaic surround using ceramic and glass tiles.

There will be a selection of designs for inspiration as well as a large choice of tiles to choose from. Please feel free to bring materials from home that you may wish to include in your work and any design ideas you may have.

No previous experience necessary. All materials are provided. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Wed 15 Feb
11am - 1pm

£45

Suitable for 18+ years

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Pottery: Make a Bird Feeder

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen D Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will use hand building techniques to make an orb and transform it into a ceramic bird feeder.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a clear glaze.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Sat 18 Feb
11am - 4pm
A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

£65

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils

After the course:
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work

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Mosaic Wall Art

Led by Kayleigh Robinson

Design and create your own mosaic artwork that can be hung on a wall, using ceramic and glass tiles.

There will be a selection of designs for inspiration as well as a large choice of tiles to choose from. Please feel free to bring materials from home that you may wish to include in your work and any design ideas you may have.

No previous experience necessary. All materials are provided. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Wed 15 Mar
11am - 1pm

£45

Suitable for 18+ years

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Pottery: Carved Clay Flower Pots

Led by Helen D Evans

Brighten up your window sill with some handmade flower pots.

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen D Evans which is suitable for all
abilities.

During the workshop you will make a series of flower pots by initially making a pinch pot / coil pot. We will then explore surface decoration by carving into the clay.

At the end of the course. A choice of glazes will be available for you to select.

After the course. Your work will be bisque firing and your choice of glaze will be applied glaze and re-fired. We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a glaze.

Sat 18 Mar
11am - 4pm
A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

£65

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils

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Mosaic Tray

Led by Kayleigh Robinson

Design and create your own mosaic tray using ceramic and glass tiles on a wooden tray.

There will be a selection of designs for inspiration as well as a large choice of tiles to choose from. Please feel free to bring materials from home that you may wish to include in your work and any design ideas you may have.

No previous experience necessary. All materials are provided. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Wed 19 Apr
11am - 1pm

£45

Suitable for 18+ years

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Pottery: Press Mould Bowls

Led by Helen D Evans

This is part of a series of workshops being run by Helen D Evans which is suitable for all abilities.

During the workshop you will explore using coils which will be used as decoration to make a bowl.

Cost includes clay, use of materials and x 2 firings and application of a clear glaze.

Work will be fired to Earthenware.

Sat 29 Apr
11am - 4pm
A break(s) will be negotiated at the start of the workshop.

£65

Suitable for 18+ years

Please bring with you:
An apron
Any Pottery tools you may have
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
A bowl to use as a mould

After the course:
We will arrange a date after the course for collection of work

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Crafternoons

Led by Kayleigh Robinson.

Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.

Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.

You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.

Wed 1 Feb Still Life Drawing
Wed 15 Feb Cloud Decorations
Wed 22 Feb Mini Scented Cushions
Wed 1 Mar Button Bowl
Wed 8 Mar Watercolour
Wed 15 Mar Book Folding Art
Wed 22 Mar Decoupage
Wed 29 Mar Puzzle Piece Art
Wed 5 Apr Easter Egg Decorating
Wed 12 Apr Miniature Garden
Wed 19 Apr Collage
Wed 26 Apr Ceramic Plates

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

Spring
Wed 11 Jan - 26 Apr (exc 8 Feb)
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea

These are blended sessions, where you can take part in person at Norden Farm or online via Zoom.

If you need transport to Norden Farm for this session please contact Jess Thompson at jess.thompson@nordenfarm.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.

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