18th - 19th Aug. Wild Clay course with Philip Revell hosted by Pishwanton Craft Workhops, Pishwanton Wood, East Lothian.
Time: 10:30 -17:00 both days.
Price: £110, including hot lunches and a campfire meal on the Saturday evening.
This experiential, two-day course will give you an introduction to making hand-built pottery using locally dug clay and to the transformational power of fire.
The first day is all about understanding clay, how it was formed, where to find it in the landscape and how it came to be there. We will dig some clay on site and learn how to make it usable. You will have the chance to make several pots using basic hand-building techniques and to learn how to give them the best chance of surviving the fire.
The second day is all about using fire to transform clay into ceramic. We will use a simple, bonfire firing for a quick and direct experience of the firing process. Whilst the pots are cooling there will be an opportunity to further develop your pot making skills, to learn about clay as a building material and to explore and experience Pishwanton Wood.
Philip Revell is a potter, community activist and independent researcher. He has been working with clay for nearly forty years and is passionate about using craft activities as a means of reconnecting with nature, and with our hands.
Participants are welcome to camp on site for free.
For booking and further information please email Tom Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07771644532.