*NEW* Make an Oil Burner - Individual Pottery Experience
I am so excited to announce that have I started up my pottery experiences again with social distancing measures in place (see more information below). Please get in touch to book your space!
Make your very own oil/wax burner.
To do this course you don’t need to have any previous experience.
- North Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
- One to one tuition
- Make and keep your very own hand-thrown oil burner that has been neatened up and has it's own dish.
- Experiences for two by arrangement
- Flexible time and days
- Calming atmosphere
- Taught in working home ceramics studio
- Burner is completed in three sessions
- Duration for an individual's session is about 6.5 hours in total
What can I expect?
The process to make an oil burner is in three parts.
Session 1 (2.5 hours)
Firstly, you will watch the art of throwing using the 'off the hump' throwing technique, which enables you to throw smaller pieces more easily. In the first half of the session, you will use the mound of clay that has already been set up by me, Fi, to throw your own dish that will go on top of your oil burner. I will then demonstrate how to throw a taller pot that will be the main body of the oil burner. During the demonstrations I will go through each movement to explain what I’m doing and why, but don’t panic, when it’s your turn on the wheel I will go through everything again so that you feel comfortable. This session usually lasts for about two hours and a half hours on a one to one basis. Experiences for two people can be arranged as well, these will last around three and a half hours.
Session 2 (3 hours)
The second part of the process happens a week later, when your dish and pot have had a chance to dry out a bit. Your pot and dish will be put upside down on the wheel and the excess clay will be carved away. A potter's knife will then be used to cut out a hole in your pot to enable you to take a tea light in and out. Once you're happy with your design, you'll stamp it with your name for the finishing touch. You may like to bring some inspiration for the design with you. Your oil burner will then be left to completely dry out before being fired. In this session I will ask you what glaze you’d like to use so that I can ensure your favourite glaze is available. You can choose any of the colours that have been in any of my colour palette colours, past and present, totalling in approximately 20 different colours.
Session 3 (1 hour)
The third and final session will be where you add colour to your oil burner and make it watertight. The glaze will be applied with soft paintbrushes and 3 layers will be applied in total. After this session your burner will be fired again and then you can either collect your burner or have it posted to you.
And finally, go home and start your oil burner up, your house will be smelling beautiful in no time!
Would you like to have a go at making your very own oil burner? Email me at Fi@FICHceramics.co.uk.
Social distancing measures;
I am so excited to announce that I have started my pottery experiences up again! There will be social distancing measures in place to ensure you feel safe and relaxed during your experience. There will be sufficient time between each pottery experiences, everyone in the studio will need to wear a mask at all times, there will also be hand sanitiser which will need to be used when you arrive for your experience. Everyone, including myself will need to do a lateral flow test minimum 30 minutes before your pottery experience. During this time, there will not be any hot beverages or biscuits provided but you are more than welcome to bring a drink with you. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
I will look forward to hearing from you,
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