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Relief Decoration onto Clay


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 1st December
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Carol Jacobs

This workshop will involve additive and subtractive mark making on clay slabs creating relief tiles and platters.

Techniques used will include impressing, carving, modelling and applying clay shapes.

Explore making and using different printing blocks using clay, plaster, card, lino and found materials and objects to create a variety of textured surfaces.

Please note, there will be an additional fee of £10 if you wish the tutor to fire and glaze your work following the workshop.

Course Structure

  • Introductions

  • Course content and structure
  • Making slabs –  Rolling
  • Task 1:  Relief decorated platter - Letterforms Incl: Discussion and demonstrations


  • Task 2: Relief decorated platter - Landscapes Incl: Discussion and demonstrations
  • Presentations, progression and evaluation
  • Photograph work
  • Clear down and evaluations

    About the Tutor

    Carol Jacobs has a BA Hons Degree in 3D Design from Loughborough College of Art and Design and a MA in Ceramic Design at Staffordshire University. She has taught in secondary, further, adult, offender and special education establishments working on both recreational and accredited courses.

    Carol currently has two positions teaching ceramics with the Northampton Adult Learning Service and Working Mens’ College and  has established three studios to teach from, the most recent of which is in a disused shoe factory in the Boot and Shoe Quarter of Northampton where she lives.

    Her ceramic work combines the use of handmade and industrial making and decorating techniques, often inspired by nature, with botanical themes. 


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    Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

    In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

    Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


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