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Pottery Techniques....





FOR POTTERY STUDENTS: with Irene Coulthard


Irene returns to her pottery roots to teach a variety of decorative ceramic techniques complimenting the regular day and evening pottery classes at Forgan Arts Centre. Teaching slip casting and painting techniques, Irene wrote monthly articles for a popular crafts magazine showing step by step instructions on how to cast, fire and decorate ceramic items.


Irene teaches weekend workshops at Forgan in a variety of decorative application methods to use in pottery such as design transfer, sgraffito and Mishima techniques.

This workshop will show how to transfer designs to green ware. You will decorate a piece of your unfired pottery (pre-made during your pottery classes), using the Japanese Mishima technique of inlaying underglaze into a contrasting clay body.

You will be taught to carve and colour your pieces before their final glazing, learning about the steps and processes involved.

Suitable for those who currently attend our pottery classes or make pottery at home, who are looking to add some decorative techniques to their ceramic skills.

Final pieces can be collected from the Centre 2 weeks after the workshop.


9.30AM – 4.30PM