Clay sculpture: for all

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

This course is for all abilities of skill.

The emphasis is more about nurturing each learner’s creativity and developing your own ideas in clay.

The course is about exploring sculptural form whether it be figurative or abstract, the choice is yours.

Course content

Using clay tools and your hands to work with the clay.

Bring your own ideas with you to create a sculpture.

This is not a pottery course so no coloured glazing involved, alternative finishes offered.

Support and feedback

Verbal feedback throughout the course will be given by your tutor, this is done by one to one attention being given on a weekly basis to help you progress in your creativity.

Additional costs and requirements

Clay and the firing of the sculpture is payable to the office. The tutor with weigh you work and tell you the cost in class.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Research your own ideas, keep a sketch book of ideas to bring to class. This will be built up over the 10 weeks of the course as you progress.

About the tutor

Maria Moorhouse currently works as a Craft tutor teaching stone carving skills and clay sculpture for Learn Devon and runs her own workshops at Dartington Hall Estate for adults. Maria has her own stone carving collective called Sculptworks, which she set up in 2011 in which all the members are students that she has taught the skills of stone carving. Maria exhibits and attends craft events to show the public the fulfilling skill of carving stone with her collective Sculptworks. Maria has a Fine Art BA Hons degree from Kent Institute of art and design at Canterbury in which she specialised in sculpture. She studied architectural stone carving, masonry and letter cutting at Weymouth College in Dorset for 2 years and now has her teaching qualifications up to level 4 to teach adults aged 16 plus. Maria is a practicing artist producing her own sculpture in stone and has exhibited at many exhibitions around the country including Rossmoor gardens and Chichester Cathedral.

“I get great pleasure from teaching people with a keen interest in stone. The tool skills and methods learnt help them to produce their own unique creations. I have experienced that stone carving has strong spiritual connections with people I have taught over the years, it becomes more than just a hobby for students, it is a form of relaxations and focus”.

Maria Moorhouse, Crafts Tutor, Learn Devon

Start date12 Jan 2018
End date23 Mar 2018
Start time09:30
End time12:30
Concessions not available