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Advancer Sessions: Decorative Techniques Week 1

19 April @ 18:45 - 21:15


Advancer sessions are a series of sign-up workshops that continue to introduce clay skills, techniques and processes for anyone who has completed our Beginner’s Bundle: Build. The sessions are tutor-led with content developed in response to individual interests. Briefs vary in length and there are opportunities to design and develop personal works.

Through demonstrations and practice you’ll become familiar with an extended range of pottery making techniques and learn how to form and construct more complex builds. Advancer sessions look at combining a variety of building and decorative techniques and processes.


  • Refreshments.
  • Materials.
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing.
  • Booking fees.

What’s on offer?


Decorative Techniques

Number of sessions needed: 2

Number of tickets available: 3

Dates: 19 & 26 April.

Learn how to transfer, cut, carve and scratch designs into colour coated clay. You’ll experiment with viscous drawing materials and explore how to make marks with slip dispensed from squeezy bottles; drag to explore approaches to blending colours; apply areas of resist with stencils and scratch (sgraffito) to embellish simple forms that you have made in the previous session.


Number of sessions needed: 1

Number of tickets available: 2

Dates: 3 or 10 May.

Quick makes exploring a constraint. This is a spirited handbuilding brainstorming session. Discover how to maximise your options by minimising choices. We think constraints are great – they encourage material and technical experimentation, idea generation and help exercise lateral thinking and problem-solving skills.

Glazing techniques:

Number of sessions needed: 1

Number of tickets available: 2

Dates: 17 or 24 May.

Learn how to apply glaze to different forms. Explore resists and washes.


Sunken Studio
37 Sutherland Avenue
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1BY United Kingdom
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