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Hand-build Unique Leaf Plates & Platters in Clay Using The Impression From Real Leaves & Harness Nature's Healing Beauty

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In this lecture I show students my own timeline of pottery from when I was at school, right through to present day pieces which have been shown on national TV in the UK. This will give prospective stu ...

In this lecture I talk through all the tools and materials that you will need to obtain in order to make your pottery leaf platter or plate. Please also reference the pdf document in the resource sect ...

In this lecture I take you through the different states or forms of clay, from raw soft clay to fired ceramic. This will enable you to appreciate the potential pitfalls (problems) and positives while ...

In this lecture I explain the importance of deciding what use your piece of pottery will have so you can choose the right clay. Different clays fire to different temperatures which means they then hav ...

In this lecture I share a number of simple decoration techniques that you can consider when you start making pottery for yourself. The subject is huge, so I give a brief summary or 'taster' ...

In this lecture I walk about a portion of my own garden showing you the pros and cons of using certain types of leaves with clay. This will help you to forage and choose the best leaves giving you the ...

In this lecture I talk about how nature and clay can be tools for grounding your personal energy, so providing increased wellness and health. I talk about focus and how the practise of creating with c ...

In this lecture I give an overview of the main types of colourants you can use to decorate and glaze pottery. I explain the differences in application, the firing ranges and how oxides, underglazes, p ...

In this lecture I start you off on the making process! First you need to remove air bubbles from your clay. I demonstrate two methods you can use - throwing the clay slabs and kneading the clay. This ...

In this lecture I demonstrate and teach you how to roll out clay evenly using a rolling pin, wooden slats and how to manipulate the clay so it's 'memory' doesn't encourage warpage ...

In this lecture I show you how to roll out your piece of clay into a size that is suitable for your large leaf shape. I offer some tips on how to reduce the risk of cracking and warpage further and th ...

This is the fun bit! In this lecture I demonstrate step by step how to make the leaf impression in clay and cut around a border to give a professional finish. I show you how to get the best result wit ...

In this lecture I show you how to 'pull' handles - this is a term used in pottery and a technique using your hands and wet clay to pull the shape of your desired handle. I demonstrate making ...

This is a time-lapse video with my voice-over describing the process of attaching your handles to your leaf platter. I take you through the stages of selecting the most suitable handle to compliment y ...

In this lecture you see me loading my kiln with the three leaf platters I have created during this course (including the bonus lectures showing the Fatsia and Pond Lily Leaf Platters). This Bisque fir ...

In this short video including some time-lapse footage I show you how you can tidy up your bisque ware using metal files. I explain the importance of wearing a mask and also washing down your filed bis ...

In this lecture I demonstrate how to apply copper oxide to the Burdock Leaf Platter made earlier in the course. I explain how to blend the watered down oxide into the leaf veins to enhance the delicat ...

In this lecture I show you how to apply the final coat of glaze over your leaf platter which has been enhanced with copper oxide. I take you step by step through this process so you can learn the int ...

This is the second and final stoneware glaze firing. I explain how to stack the kiln shelves using kiln props and pillars to avoid warpage. I also explain briefly about cones and how they can be used ...

In this final lecture I present the final leaf platters with artisan breads and cheeses to show how functional and beautiful they are on a dinner table.I also explain how you can gain a personalised & ...