Potential pottery students offered chance to have a go before signing up for course (From The Advertiser Series)
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Potential pottery students offered chance to have a go before signing up for course
THE organiser of an evening pottery class is hoping to fire the enthusiasm of a new group of would-be ceramic artists.
Previous students of tutor and artist Judy Caplin have gone on to exhibit and sell their work after completing her ten-week course.
She is offering potential students the chance to get to grips with clay on Thursday, September 19, at Teesdale School, Barnard Castle, after which they can decide whether or not to sign up.
Mickleton-based Ms Caplin has been running pottery courses since 2000. Five years later, the Teesdale Pottery Group was formed, raising enough money to buy a community kiln at Teesdale School and potters' wheels.
“It is quite a commitment to pay the fees and join the course, so it's nice if you have never done it before to have a trial and see what you can do,” she said.
Painter Lindsey Starborn threw her first pot after joining Ms Caplin's class last year and is now started exhibiting her ceramic work at Barnard Castle's NeST gallery and Spennymoor Town Hall.
“The course really covers all the fundamentals – how to look after clay, glazes, health and safety – then you develop at your own speed.
“I do love painting, but when I go into my studio and decide between painting and clay, it is usually clay that wins.”
The ceramics evening class takes place on Thursday, September 19, at Teesdale School between 6pm and 8pm.
For details, contact Judy Caplin on 01833-640077 or 07715-374081.
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