Hand Built Ceramics with Surface Decoration

20 Jun 2020 – 27 Jun 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

£170 / Members £144.50 Book online.

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The Hepworth Wakefield

England, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • FREE CITY BUS The gallery is on the FreeCityBus route operated Monday – Saturday between 9.30am and 3pm.
  • The gallery is 0.3 miles from Wakefield Kirkgate train station (approximately 8 minutes walk) and 1 mile from Westgate train station (approximately 20 minutes walk).
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In this two day workshop, ceramic artist Meghan Downs will guide you in hand-building with clay and exploring surface decoration techniques.


The first day will involve a brief demonstration of techniques followed by time to explore various hand-building techniques, such as slab-building, plaster moulds, coiling and pinch-pots. You can then use a mixture of these processes to build your final ceramic piece.

In the afternoon, decoration techniques will be demonstrated, including slip-decorating, the use of stencils, mono-printing and sgraffito.

On the second day you will glaze and underglaze your bisque-fired piece, exploring decoration techniques. You will then have time in the afternoon to make more pieces using the hand building techniques from the first session.

All pieces made in both days of the workshop will be fired and glazed and returned to you after the workshop date.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability.

Note: The workshop will take place in two parts: the first on 20th June and the second on 27th June.


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