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Annielou

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  1. Teaching Ceramics to Adults

    Hi, this is my first post so please bear with me... I have been asked to run a one-day workshop and a 4 wk x 2.5hrs short course as introductions to pottery / ceramics. My initial reaction (apart from running) is to introduce the 3 main methods of construction (pinch, coil and slab) and have resist options, stamps, cutting tools etc to hand - along with primary colour underglazes and one or two slips. As I am forever experimenting and pushing my boundaries - I'm got to reign it back here as the time is so short and I'm to supply materials and firings. I will fire and clear glaze pieces where necessary but I am looking at ways - like burnishing, where the clay can speak for itself. I am wondering whether anyone could offer a word of advice for handling such courses... I really like the posts here and feel this is just the tip of the iceberg! Anna
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