Decorative clay tiles
Who is this course for?
Decorative Tiles This is open to anyone with an interest in clay. In this one day course you will make a ceramic tile and decorate it with coloured slip. You may want to make a door plaque, a set of coasters, or a tile to decorate a garden wall
You will be shown how to roll out clay & make a tile and use coloured slips to make patterns and textures. Your tile could be any shape, you may want to work in relief.
Support and feedback
This will be a friendly & informal class, you will be able to chat with others in the class & get feedback from the tutor
Additional costs and requirements
You may want to bring your own apron, a note book. There will be a small charge for clay.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
This is up to the learner to decide, but not necessary.
About the tutor
Franca is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled tutor with a passion for all things art and craft. She runs her own business as a printed textile designer, using photography, drawing, painting and digital software to produce colourful work for fabrics, interiors and clothing.
Franca studied Fashion and Textiles to master’s degree level and then trained to teach, gaining her Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Exeter University, specialising in Art and Design. She has worked for many years as a teacher, visiting artist, workshop facilitator and community artist across the South West, providing creative opportunities for people aged 3 to 93! With a wealth of experience across many art and craft disciplines including sewing, dressmaking, textile art, digital art, outdoor installations and land-art, drawing, painting and designing, mixed-media and collage, clay, willow sculpture and lantern making you can feel certain of a positive experience on her courses and workshops.
Food, plants and gardening are also incredibly important to Franca. Alongside her arts she has also worked as a caterer, events manager and Food Tech teacher and finds time to grow a lot of her own fruit, veg and flowers having gained a love of the garden from her mum who was a dedicated plants woman and bio-dynamic gardener.
Whatever activity you choose there will be time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best in a supportive environment.