Ceramics Taster: Coil
5 July @ 10:45 - 13:00£40
Roll it, bend it… just a little bit & shape it…
COIL is an energetic and spirited introduction to coil building. You’ll compete with each other to make the most even, longest and thinnest coils, and then race to build bottles and outdo each other’s technical prowess. You’ll learn how to regulate pressure to roll your own coils and build striking forms – we’ll be celebrating a bit of healthy rivalry.
Coil pots are built using lengths of clay fixed together – a line is taken on a journey. What constitutes a coil pot can be open to interpretation: traditionally they are made using cylindrical lengths placed on top of each other. Layers are often directional and rhythmical – introducing visual and tactile patterns as well as demanding systematic approaches to making. Managing the plasticity of clay at all stages of the process can equate to agility training for potters.
Prerequisites: none, designed for beginners or anyone wanting to refine existing skills.
- Post production costs: firings and glazing service.
- Packaging. Postage where appropriate (see what you need to know below).
- Booking fees.
What you need to know
This experience is for adults (18+) only.
It’s standard workshop practice to wear flat, sturdy shoes with covered toes. Please protect your feet.
Rings and long fingernails can be problematic when working with clay – please consider this when booking.
Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. If you are unable to collect we can arrange for your work to be delivered for £10 per address.
Sunken Studio is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and down to the studio. Unfortunately there is no lift access.
We are close to www.roundhaypark.org.uk and easily accessible by car and public transport. To get here by public transport catch the number 2 or 12 and alight at Street Lane/Shaftsbury Avenue (W or SE bound). The studio is a 2 minute walk from Street Lane. There is ample on-street parking.
If you have any concerns about specific access requirements please contact Sunken Studio.
Terms and Conditions
Please review our full Terms and Conditions before you book. Cancellations and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.