4/05/2020 : Tilemaking Richard Miller

Tilemaking with Richard Miller

CityAlsagers Bank
CountyStaffordshire (GB129)
From04/05/2020
To05/05/2020
Hours09:30
CategoriaEvents
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Alsagers Bank
Staffordshire (GB129)
Tel 2020-05-04
Categoria Events
Tilemaking Richard Miller

This two-day basic to intermediate level course offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the fascinating process of tile-making. Richard will begin with an introductory presentation during which he will provide a brief background to his practice and his tile company - Froyle Tiles. You will then move on to the production of a carved set of tiles. Slip decorating techniques will be explored using the designs created for carving, and you will be guided through an assortment of stencilling and inlay techniques. Richard Miller is a ceramic artist specialising in domestic stoneware. He runs Froyle Tiles - a business he took over in 2005 and reinvented to become a prospering bespoke tile company. Richard and his work have featured on television on a number of occasions - notably, hit series The Great Pottery Throw Down.and ‘Kirstie’s Vintage Home’ on Channel 4.

Items to bring: Your own ideas for tile designs , towel, apron, notepad, pen, means of getting your finished tiles home (e.g. cardboard crate) Included: Course materials, lunch, refreshments, preferential discounts against all of our products. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Food allergies must be notified at time of booking. Our caterers will do their best to accommodate your needs but in rare circumstances we may need to ask you to bring your own food for a small fee rebate in the form of a Potclays gift voucher. Book early to avoid disappointment. This is a very popular course and due to the intensive nature of the tuition, places are restricted to a maximum of 12.  Please look out for an email in the week prior to the course - it will contain important information so please ensure [email protected] is added to your email 'safe list'.
Photography and filming takes place at all Potclays events. Material may be used publicly on social media and in Potclays marketing activity. If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of staff.  There may be an opportunity during our 2 and 3 day courses to attend a factory tour (45-60mins) giving a unique insight into how Potclays clay is made. This tour will be entirely optional. Please contact us if you would like to check if a factory tour will be available during your course.  Full information about our courses including booking and cancellation terms can be found at this link. TEACHERS Our courses & workshops are ideal for Educators and we can provide on request a certificate of attendance/completion to support CPD requirements. Please email us for details.
FINDING US For GPS directions to our front entrance please use postcode ST4 6JW (enter no. 447 if prompted by your device). 6ft10” height restriction at front entrance. Please contact us to make special access arrangements if your vehicle is over this height. DISABILITY PROVISIONS We will always make every effort to accommodate those with physical disabilities. Our factory is a very old and rambling building (it was a Victorian teapot factory in a former life) and access to our classroom, WC’s and upper showroom is only made possible through the use of temporary ramps. Please speak to us before booking a course place or visiting us so we can discuss how to best meet your needs. LUNCH AT POTCLAYS COURSES & WORKSHOPS Lunch will consist of a buffet prepared by The Quarter café in Piccadilly, Hanley.
You must indicate any special dietary needs in the special instructions at checkout or send us a separate email. The Quarter are able to cater for the following special dietary requirements. Unfortunately, The Quarter cannot guarantee their food is free of nut traces. If you have dietary requirements outside of this list, please contact us. The Quarter will do their best to accommodate your needs but in rare circumstances we may need to ask you to bring your own food for a small fee rebate in the form of a Potclays gift voucher. • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

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