All About Slipware with Vicky & Michael Eden, Joe Hartley and Tom Philipson


Saturday 14 August, 10.00am – 4.30pm
£35.00, includes refreshments and lunch


About this Workshop 

             


Join potters, Vicky & Michael Eden alongside makers Joe Hartley and Tom Philipson for this one-day introductory slipware course in The Farmer’s Arms pottery.

Slipware is a technique to make ceramics from glazed red earthenware clay, decorated with liquid coloured clay, known as slip, which dates back to the 17th century. Demonstrating various decorating techniques, participants will make and decorate tiles and shallow press-moulded dishes which will later be fired and glazed for you to keep. No previous experience is required, just an enthusiasm to learn. 

The course costs £35.00 per person and includes all materials, refreshments and lunch. Advanced booking is essential by Wednesday 11 August. Book Here.



About the Tutors:

Vicky Eden has been a professional potter since the 1970’s and was joined by Michael in the early ’80’s. They ran the pottery, supplying shops and galleries in the UK and abroad. They also produced pottery for Habitat in the UK and Barney’s in the US and Japan. Various international research trips led to the writing of 'Slipware, Contemporary Approaches’, published by A&C Black. Though their personal work has taken new directions, their passion for slipware is still very much alive and well.

Joe Hartley makes ceramic objects and homewares that communicate ideas about the way we interact with objects and space. He creates clean, minimal ceramic pieces, often including secondary materials, such as cork, wood and textiles. In 2014, Joe was shortlisted for the prestigious Perrier-Jouet Art Salon Prize.

The Farmer’s Arms Workshop manager, Tom Philipson originally trained as a cabinet maker, studying Furniture Craft but has more recently Iconcentrated on pottery, developing many mould-based techniques and delivering workshops in crafts-based product development.