I run clay workshops for adults and children at Nantgarw China Works Museum. The focus of these workshops is to develop handbuilding skills through making horses. I teach a variety of techniques including slabbing, coiling and carving. Surface embellishment and glazing is developed through studying the history of the horse in ceramics where I give lectures for adults and advanced making techniques.
I engage children through creating stories with characters from Nantgarws past including the boat horses that delivered and transported coal and porcelain along the Glamorganshire canal. I have experience in teaching a wide range of learners and have been visiting lecturer at colleges and universities across the UK, including Wolverhampton and Pontypridd.
I have also developed schemes of work and sessions for adult learners delivering surface embellishment courses including assessing on BTEC intermediate and advanced awards at WAES, Lisson Grove, London. I am passionate about engaging learners with the potential of working with clay and continually updating my own skills through developing research and studio practice.
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