Pottery For Beginners
Fridays 10:30am – 12:30pm (Starting Friday 10th September – 29th October, 10.30am-12.30pm)
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An eight-week course suitable for beginners. Explore different techniques to make hand-built pots and sculptures including pinch, coil, slab, press moulding and tiles. Experiment with decoration and see your ideas come to life in a supportive and relaxing atmosphere. Led by Frances.
Booking is essential as numbers are restricted. COVID-19 Rules will be observed regarding social distance and personal hygiene
What Frances says about the class:
The Wellbeing Pottery Class offers an eight-week course developing the techniques of pinching, coiling, slab pots, tile making, press moulding and basic decoration using slips, underglazes and glazes. We use lightly grogged terracotta and buff clays and all pieces fully finished are suitable for household use. Many of the past Wellbeing participants have gone on to join Pottery Club which is the backbone of Govanhill Baths Ceramics.
Frances Diver has been part of the Govanhill Baths Community Trust since it was formed, from the Save Our Pool campaign which began in 2001. She qualified in ceramics at Glasgow School of Art, has a Masters in Education and, after a stint working in a commercial pottery, taught art in schools, and outreach facilities in the southside of Glasgow for many years, and ran community classes in Pottery skills. She set up Govanhill Baths Ceramics in 2016 as a pop-up and part of the Baths Wellbeing programme and is delighted that its success has led to a permanent workshop at the Deep End.