Pottery - Exploring Translucency: Techniques with Porcelain

Course details

Pottery - Exploring Translucency: Techniques with Porcelain DV1049 Wednesday
23.06.21 5 £149nc Gearies

How will this course benefit me?

This course is for those who wish to explore a range of materials and techniques to build translucent pieces using porcelain paper clay and porcelain paper slip.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Produce finished pieces in porcelain paper clay and paper porcelain slip.
  • Develop clay skills and work on individual projects.
  • Learn finishing techniques such as wax, sgraffito & porcelain slip to obtain translucent pieces.
  • Develop & practise techniques towards achieving individual porcelain project. The tutor will discuss students' aims and objectives at the start of the course.


What are the entry requirements?

It is especially suited to those who have previously completed a beginners’ course and a previous porcelain course.


What will I learn?

This course provides an excellent opportunity for you to experience working with paper porcelain and porcelain slip to explore translucency. You will explore techniques such as wax resist, sgraffito and faceting to obtain translucency on your final porcelain pieces.


How will the course be delivered?

You will be shown a number of techniques throughout the days with demonstrations in hand-building and slip and given one-to-one tuition and encouragement to build confidence in a relaxed atmosphere.

You will receive one-to-one guidance and support from the tutor. 

How will my learning be assessed?

You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor, who will assess you during the day.


What are the extra costs?

You will pay a small fee for the porcelain clay before the first firing (£2 for a pound of clay in weight).


What can I progress to next?

Students can expand on their existing skills by enrolling on a further course at the Institute.


Health & Safety requirements?

Please be aware that this course involves the generation of dust which, whilst carefully controlled, is not usually hazardous, but may affect some individuals. Face masks are available upon request.
Note: you should NOT wear open-toed shoes and please bring an apron.