16 March – 20 April 2020
TUTOR Siobhan Morton
DAY Monday 10:30am – 1pm
DATES 16 March – 20 April (6 weeks)
LOCATION Art Studios
This is a short introductory course, which is ideal for those that have some experience of working with clay. In the first week we will look at the properties and the possibilities this can create in making sculptural lighting pieces, benefiting from the translucency and delicate nature of working with this particular clay.
16/03 Rolling out slabs of paper clay and beginning to use press molds to create forms from which sculptural lighting pieces will be made.
23/03 Continue working with slabs and molds. Use slip for dipping and attaching organic textures and shapes.
30/03 Finish pieces to be fired (first firing)
06/04 Apply clear glaze
13/04 Reflecting on fired & glazed pieces, develop further ideas to make lighting pieces.
20/04 Finish final pieces ready to be fired.
Siobhan Morton graduated from GSA in 2001 with a BA Hons in Design – Ceramics. After graduating, she worked for the Highland Council as an exhibitions assistant, curating and touring exhibitions around the Highland Council Galleries from Kingussie up to Thurso and Caithness. Returning to Glasgow in 2005 she took a studio in Fireworks in Garnethill. In addition to making her work she has taught children and adult pottery classes as well as community art workshops and studied her teaching qualification at Glasgow University in Secondary Education. She continues to teach and produce her own work in watercolour, printmaking and ceramics. She has exhibited and sold work at the Glasgow and London Art Fairs and as a graduate in the GSA shop.