Thursday, 7 April 2016

Summer Term Ceramics at Maze Studios

The Summer Term is here and hopefully also the hot weather!!!
We are also looking forward to seeing you back with us again.

We have a variety of projects for the Summer Term class schedule 2016
Our courses for adults are:-
Day time
Thurs 10am - 12.30pm / 1pm - 3.30pm

Evenings 
Tue 6pm - 8.30pm
Wed 6pm - 8.30pm
Thu 6pm - 8.30pm

The schedule and proposed projects for this term's making and glazing weeks are as follows -
Wk starting :-
11th April ................ Paper Slip Transfer technique
18th April .................Decorating and personal choice
25th April .................Tube Lining making the form
2nd May....................Tube Lining application on form
9th May.....................Decorating and personal choice
16th May...................Slip Trailing - marbleing and feathering
23rd May...................Decorating and personal choice.

30th May week - Half-Term

6th June ....................Mono printing with Oxide
13th June...................Decorating and personal choice
20th June ..................Raku form for Raku firing at the end of term
27th June .................Decorating and personal choice
4th July.......................Inlay Slip using Wax Scraffitto
11th July.....................Decorating and personal choice
18th July.....................Lino Printing onto ceramic form
25th July.....................Decorating, personal choice and Raku Firing.

The forms made on project weeks that demonstrate various handbuilding skills will be glazed on the
decorating weeks.

The making of some projects may carry over into the following decorating week.
There is free time for personal choice to develop techniques of hand building or throwing tuition on the
potter's wheel.

Please contact us to book and for more info about joining sessions.
We are also now offering gift vouchers for those that would like to purchase our sessions as a present!

Look forward to seeing you all again and a welcome to any newcomers.








Saturday, 2 January 2016



Hi everyone
Happy New Year!! Spring is on the way.
We are looking forward to seeing you back with us again.
We have a good variety of projects we will be teaching this term.
Spring Term Classes Schedule 2016
Our courses for adults are:-
Day time
Thurs 10am - 12.30pm / 1pm - 3.30pm
Evenings
Tues 6pm - 8.30pm
Wed 6pm - 8.30pm
Thurs 6pm - 8.30 pm
The schedule and proposed projects for this term's making and glazing weeks are as follows -
Wk starting :-
4th Jan ................ Stencil Slip Decorated Form
11th Jan ...............Form for Mocha Decoration
18th Jan ................Glazing and personal choice
25th Jan..................Greenware form for Shellack decorating
1st feb.................... Mocha Decorating bisqued form also personal choice.
8th February week - Half-Term
15th Feb ..................Raku form for end of term Raku firing.
22nd Feb..................Shellack decorating greenware form and personal choice
29th Feb ...................Slipped form to decorate with pencil drawing and stains
7th March ...............Raku decorating and personal choice
14th March...............Ceramic form using agate wear process
21st March ................Raku firing and glazing and personal choice
The clay pots for these decorating projects will be made in the sessions demonstrating various hand building skills.
There is free time for personal choice to develop techniques of hand building or throwing on the potter's wheel.
We are also now offering gift vouchers for those that would like to purchase our sessions as a present.
Look forward to seeing you all again and a warm welcome to any newcomers.
Please email mazeclasses@hotmail.co.uk for further details on classes and class bookings

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

ALCHEMY @ centrespace


ALCHEMY  @ centrespace
Fri 24th Oct - Wed 4th Nov 2015
Preview:  Fri 23rd Oct 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Opening times: Mon – Sat 11am – 6pm & Sun 11am – 4pm

Centrespace will be hosting a group exhibition of new contemporary ceramic works by artists from Maze Studios.  Brought together by a passion for making in clay, this group of ceramic artists work alongside each other sharing skills and knowledge whilst developing their own individual ceramic art practice.

All the works showcased in this exhibition share clay as their starting point yet each artist has their own unique approach to subject matter and making techniques which gives their work a distinct identity.  The diversity of the work on show highlights the materials versatility and physical properties and culminates in this exciting gathering of objects which explore the boundaries of traditional ceramics.

The exhibition will include sculptural and functional ceramic work from both emerging and established artists. 
14 artists from Maze Studios will be featured in the show:  Renee Betts-Secrett, Linda Brogan, John Buckley, David Chilton, Carrie Dare, Lyn Harradine, Mandy Macdonald, Alex McCarthy, Julie McDonald, Jo Newth, Phoebe Smith, Wenda Vincent, Deborah Weymont and Jeanette Wilhelm.
 

centrespace – 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA   www.centrespacegallery.com

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Winter term ceramics classes at Mazestudios

Hi everyone
Hope you are all having a good summer - We are looking looking forward to seeing you back with us again.
We have a variety of projects for this term.


Our courses for adults are:-
Day time
Thurs 10am - 12.30pm / 1pm - 3.30pm
Evenings
Tues 6pm   - 8.30pm 
Wed 6pm   - 8.30pm
Thurs 6pm - 8.30 pm

The schedule and proposed projects for this term's making and glazing weeks are as follows -

Wk starting :-
1st Sept  ..............Cut Away Bowl with slip deco 
7th Sept ...............Chicken Brick with Mica clay
14th Sept .............Glazing and personal choice
21st Sept ..............Glazing and personal choice
28th Sept...............Angular Bottle Retro style.
5th Oct.. ...............Glazing and personal choice
12th Oct................Jug for Majolica Glazing
19th Oct................Glazing and personal choice

26th Oct   -  Half-Term

2nd Nov ..................Toby Mug/Utility Item
9th Nov....................Porcelain form for transfer applications
16th Nov .................Glazing and personal choice 
23rd Nov  ................Raku sculpture for end of term Raku firing
30th Nov..................Glazing and personal choice
7th Dec.....................Terracotta Plate with sgraffito decoration
14th Dec..................Glazing and personal choice and Raku firing. 

The clay pots for these decorating projects will be made in the sessions demonstrating various handbuilding skills.
There is free time for personal choice to develop techniques of hand building or throwing on the potter's wheel


If you would like to be sent info on joining the classes please give us an email: mazeclasses@hotmail.co.uk

Heres some of the recent and wonderful work made by students during the Maze Studios ceramics Summer term. We are looking forwards to starting back with all the new projects for the winter term.














Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Maze Studios Ceramic Classes SpringTerm 2015

We are looking forwards to starting back with all the new projects for the Spring.
Our courses for adults:-
Day time
Thurs 10am - 12.30pm / 1pm - 3.30pm
Evenings
Tues 6pm - 8.30pm
Wed 6pm - 8.30pm
Thurs 6pm - 8.30 pm

The schedule and proposed projects for this term's making and glazing weeks are as follows -
Wk starting :-
5th Jan ..........Stencilling with Slips
12th Jan............Glazing and personal choice
19th Jan............Teapot making
26th Jan............Glazing and personal choice
2nd Feb.......... Shellac (a method of resist to create raised surface patterning)
9th Feb.............Glazing and personal choice

15th February - Half-Term

23rd Feb .......... Mocha ware (wet clay slip decoration, a reaction between acid and alkali solutions forms beautiful patterns)
2nd March .......... Glazing and personal choice
9th March .......... Raku pot making for end of term firing
16th March.......... Glazing and personal choice
23rd March.......... Garden project and Raku firing

The projects made in the sessions demonstrate and encourage exploration into a wide range of hand building skills.
There is free time for personal choice to develop techniques of hand building or throwing on the potter's wheel.
If you would like more info on joining please email mazeclasses@hotmail.com 
Options for whole and half term bookings drop in sessions are also available.
Heres some of the recent and wonderful work made by students








Wednesday, 19 November 2014

OUR FUTURE IS IN THE MAKING: An Education Manifesto for Craft & Making



AN EDUCATION MANIFESTO FOR CRAFT AND MAKING

Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making #FutureInMaking
In the last five years participation in craft-related GCSEs fell by 25% and the number of higher education craft courses fell by 46%.


This comes when elsewhere around the globe investment in creative education and making is rising.
An education in craft develops creativity, inventiveness, problem-solving and practical intelligence. It also produces the makers of the future.
Craft currently contributes £3.4 billion to the economy and over 150,000 people across the UK deploy craft skills within a number of industries including fashion, film, medicine and engineering.

Craft and making is vital to our society, culture and economy
.
It is why the Crafts Council along with partners, has developed Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making which was launched on the 10th November 2014 at the House of Commons.
 To read the full manifesto please click on the link below:-
manifesto online
Pledge your support on social media using the hashtag #FutureInMaking

Sunday, 16 November 2014

International Ceramics Festival 2015

Tickets are on sale now for the forthcoming International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth.  The festival will be held over the weekend of 3rd - 5th July 2015 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the campus of Aberystwyth University.

 Over the course of 3 days the festival showcases work from international artists including demonstrations, kiln building and firing, exhibitions, lectures and trade stalls.

Tickets & accommodation sell pretty fast so if you want to enjoy this experience we recommend you book your place as soon as you can.

Apply to be a festival assistant before 1st March 2015 to get the chance to assist the guest artists/lecturers and be able to get your ticket and accomodation for free.  For further info please click on the link below.  http://www.internationalceramicsfestival.org/