Workshops

Please contact me if you would like to discuss a clay workshop for your organisation or group (6+).  They will be tailor - made, using a variety of clays and techniques. 

Play with Clay !
Chill indoors at the Dalby Forest Visitor Center
Dalby Visitor Centre: 01751 460295
Monday 26th to Thursday 29th October – Half Term Holiday
Get creative in a family friendly atmosphere with potter
Janet Hayton. 
First timers or old timers, come and make
your own hand built pot, decorations or just play. We’ll
provide air-drying clay (so you can take it away) and lots
of inspiration. Decorate at home with acrylics & PVA.

Sessions start at:
10.30am,11.30, 12.30, 2.30, 3.30, 4.30pm
£5 per 1 hour session per person incl. clay & tools

Places available throughout the day, but registering will
ensure a session to suit you. Option to have pieces kiln fired
11yrs or under must be accompanied by a participant over 16yrs.


Detail of Parian decoration










Porcelain Decoration Workshop
Helmsley Arts Centre
SUNDAY 22nd November
Ceramic artist Janet Hayton will lead small groups to create
seasonal and craft wares. You'll learn how to make  white porcelain decorations she  and develop your own ideas. Parian porcelain has a translucent quality.

Crafters can also use these quality clays to fashion unique brooches, beads and buttons.

Materials, tools and kiln firing included. 


Collect your fired creations from HAC within two weeks.
£25 per session. 2 half day sessions available; 
10.30 - 1pm or 2 - 4.30pm.
Collect your fired creations from HAC within two weeks.

Book online www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/whats-on or Helmsley Arts
Center by phone 01439 771700




Previous dates



In February 2014 Liz Bailey and I will run a  workshop over 2 days (you choose your hours) in Appleton Le Moors. Full details further down the  page.
I've worked in youth clubs and schools leading projects that celebrate multi-cultural themes and used clay to enhance and interpret topics in the school curriculum. I have a NVQ level 3 qualification focussed on helping in schools.
If you would like to explore ideas or have a specific project in mind please use this email info@themudskipper.co.uk

Deershed Festival 

Example project using Stoneware
I made several small stoneware bird bath for home using the leaves in the garden as templates. This type of project combines throwing and sculpture and each bowl is customised to give a quite different character.
The glazes are safe but given the sculptural quality of the bowls I would use for dry food only and wouldn't leave them outside in the winter.  


At the raw clay stage

A matt copper glaze in the centre on lightly speckled stoneware. 

I used cutters & stamps for the hearts & butterflies.  

Flecked with iron & matt copper glaze




Previous workshop

 2 days of Clay & Pottery
Appleton Le Moors 
Friday and Saturday 21st & 22nd, February 2014

     

These two days offer flexible times between 10am & 6pm to suit you.

The sessions are organised by Elisabeth Bailey,(career potter & expert in thrown work.)  &  Janet Hayton (www.themudskipper.co.uk)

What you can do
  •    beginners projects
  •    experiment with clay
  •    make a specific object
  •    sculpt

We’ll suggest techniques and projects to develop your skills, and provide inspiring books, specialist tools, including an electric and kick wheel. We’ll organise kiln firing individually when your pot has fully dried at home.

Share your enthusiasm
   by bringing in your favourite pots/clay objects to discuss.
Be inspired by
   a screening of a rare silent film about potter Isaac Button

COST
£35 (flat fee) covers 6 hours at any time during the 2 days. Each extra hour is only £2.

Clay, slips, glazing and firings will incur other costs. You’re not obliged to fire work - you could just enjoy the process and learn some techniques.


Example 1
Slab pot using 2 kilos of stoneware, (similar size to a shoe box.)
Approx cost : £4 in clay and £3 /£6 for 1 or 2 firings.

Example 2
Large hand coiled terracotta clay pot using 4 kilos may require the whole kiln for firing. 
Approx. cost: £4 in red clay and £8/£16 for 1 or 2 firings.

Booking a place
First we need to know if there is sufficient interest. When we have a minimum of 12 registrations we’ll contact you for a £20 non returnable deposit. Whilst these sessions are informal we want you to enjoy a creative atmosphere so we are saying no children this time.  Students from GCSE  and above are very welcome.

Please register interest by the end of November 2013. Return this form or send an email to Janet with the following information.



Register of Interest


Name ………………............………….............……………….E Mail…………………………….................………………….



Telephone number(s)……………………………………………………………..………………………………..


Are you a …?

Beginner

Some experience

Experienced


Which techniques are you interested in ?

Sculpting

Slab building

Surface decoration

Coiling

Handles and lids

Wheel throwing


What clay would you like to use ?
Preparing and reclaiming clay is very time consuming so we’ll provide “ready to use” clay for you to buy. If you have a specialist clay in mind we can get a quote for a bag.

Red terracotta

Stoneware

White stoneware


What other activities would you like to do ?


……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


More Information
Appleton Le Moors village hall is fully accessible. It has a well equipped kitchen for heating up any food you bring. Refreshments  will be free.

Depending on interest, we may offer more sessions including how to glaze bisque fired work. We can bisque fire then clear glaze for you. Other glazes can be ordered.

You only need to bring materials like newspapers, old tea cloth, a wooden board, plastic bags and protective clothing.






Made by young adults with Ryedale Special Families