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Short Courses for 2020

 

Introduction to Pottery

Introduction to the Potters Wheel

Advanced Decoration

Porcelain Jewellery

Selling on Etsy

Using Social Media to Sell

Kilns & Firing

Slip Casting

Short Courses

Firebird Studios offers a wide range of short courses at various times and days.

These courses are generally 5 weeks long, cover just the area that is stated and offers either an introductory level, refresher level or advanced level. 

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Short Course

Not ready to take on a Master Class? Our Introduction to Pottery 5 Week Course will give you a great taster for pottery. You will touch on the basic level of the most common hand building techniques and the use of glaze and underglaze to finish your work.

Introduction to Pottery Short Course

Not ready to take on a Master Class? Our Introduction to Pottery 5 Week Course will give you a great taster for pottery. You will touch on the basic level of the most common hand building techniques and the use of glaze and underglaze to finish your work.

Intermediate Potter’s Wheel Short Course

This 5 week course is perfect to have your teacher help you with bottles, closed forms, lids and galleries, more advanced trimming and finishing off your work.

Advanced Potter’s Wheel Short Course

This 5 week course is perfect for accelerating your already good skills. Join and alter forms, use surface treatment techniques, production throwing skills development and more of what you need to master the wheel!

Introduction to Sculpting Short Course

The Introduction to Sculpting Course will take you through the most common techniques and issues when sculpting from clay as you main medium.

Advanced Decoration Short Course

Advance Decorating is a short course that focuses on layering techniques n either thrown or hand built forms. Explore washi, engobes, sgraffito, underglazes, decals and lustre.

Porcelain Jewellery Short Course

Learn the facinating craft of making porcelain jewellery.

White clay, underglaze decoration, glazed work and nerikome/neriage porcelain. 

Use new findings or recycled/upcycled findings and ornaments.

Create Your Own eCommerce Store Short Course

Using social media and platforms like Etsy to sell your work is a great place to start.

However there is nothing like owning your own digital assets – own your email list and content and have control of the look and feel of your online shop. 

This course teaches you the easy steps to set up a WordPress shop.

Selling On Etsy

This short course will show you how to set up your Etsy store, arrange your stock, photograph your stock and best promote and advertise on Etsy, FaceBook and Google.

Selling on Social Media

In this short course we look at the major channels for selling your work online and how to maximise your social media presence to optimise your sales!

Made by Students

Enquiry Form For Short courses

From Our Students

I have learnt more in three lessons from Lynda than I learnt in three years at another class! I call her “Pearl” – always got a pearl of wisdom to make my work better!

-L.C.

As a professional artist looking to expand into clay, I respect the skills and knowledge I am finding at Firebird Studios.

-R.H.

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