Pottery Workshop

08 June 2019

This one-day workshop offers participants an opportunity to use stoneware clay to create a hand-built bowl to be decorated with natural glazes collected on a foraging walk.

£30

Saturday 8th June 2019

09.30 – 14.30

 

Cost: £30 (pre-booking is essential)

This price is subsidised

 

Number of places: 6

 

Tutor: Rachel Whitfield

 

Venue: Artist’s Studio, Settle BD24 

 

About the course

This one-day workshop offers participants an opportunity to use stoneware clay to create a hand-built bowl to be decorated with natural glazes collected on a foraging walk. Participants will receive tutor guidance throughout the day to create a truly individual piece inspired by the Yorkshire Dales.

 

This course is part of Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme was developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

About the tutor

Rachel Whitfield began studying ceramics in 2005, whilst pursuing a degree in Spanish and Intercultural Studies, and has since made use of every opportunity to expand her experience in the field: in northern Japan, in the backwoods of New York State, and here in Yorkshire. Following the birth of her first daughter, and thanks to the support of her husband and family, she started her own pottery business in 2015. With a background in conservation and agriculture, the landscape of the Dales has been hugely influential in her work. All of her homemade glazes incorporate a variety of natural materials found and foraged in the Three Peaks area.

 

Course organiser

Debbie Boswell, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk.

Equipment and requirements

It is recommended that you bring:

  • Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
  • Lunch and a drink.
  • Plant material for pressing (optional).
  • A bag/rucksack for collecting on the foraging walk

Please let us know of any medical conditions and ensure you bring your medication with you.

 

Timetable (09.30 to 14:30)

Registration/ Arrival – 09:15 – 09:30

  • Pottery-making (indoors). Making hand-built bowls with white stoneware clay. Bowls/ cups can be decorated with pressed plants if desired. Rachel will be demonstrating a variety of hand-building techniques.
  • Foraging walk (outdoors). We will follow a modest route including gentle hills. Each participant will collect their own plant material on the walk, guided by the tutor. The participants’ collected plant material will be turned into a glaze for their bowl.

The pots will be glazed and fired and made available to the participant for collection once completed.

  

Arts & Crafts, Course

Booking Details

To book please complete a booking form and return it with your payment. Please return to Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk.