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Wild Clay

learn to find, process, and use wild clay with Rupert Brakspear

  • Starts 15 May
  • 350 British pounds
  • CUP Studio

Available spots

Service Description

This six week course run by Rupert Brakspear will take you through the steps required to locate, process, test, and use your own found clays. Workshop 1 - May 15th: Introductions, expectations, and a presentation. You will be walked through the key preparation steps you will need to take for coming sessions. Workshop 2 - May 22nd: Preparing wild clay and other materials (step one), and saggar making. Workshop 3 - May 29th: Preparing wild clay (step two), saggar making, and stamp making. Workshop 4 - June 5th: Preparing wild clay (step 3), finishing saggars and stamps. Workshop 5 - June 12th: Testing wild clays. Workshop 6 - June 19th: Testing wild clays as glazes. Most materials are supplied, however we ask that you provide your own: Respirator Apron/ Studio appropriate overalls 3-5L plastic bucket for storage Ideally your own source of wild clay - (dried, plus a small wet sample of original). Max 3 kg dry weight. DATE AND TIME: Wednesdays May 15th- June 19th, 7-830pm Price includes all items fired at the appropriate test temperatures If you are looking for clay on land that is not your own, please be aware of ownership/ status of the land and seek permission to dig and use materials beforehand. Quick guides on where to find and identify clay in the "wild" If you do not have access to a source of clay, or have struggled to access sources, we can supply a small volume for you to process and test.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact us at least 10 days before the event. This will then give us a chance of replacing the booking. Thank you

Contact Details

  • Cup Ceramics Community, Hereford, UK


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