Makerspace

Print Room in DC2

 

We will be relaunching the Print Room in September 2019 with a new programme of courses, workshops and open access times. In the meantime, we will be running open access days where you can book in for a half (or whole) day at just £7 per hour. Sessions will be 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm. Mandy Wax will be there to assist or advise, if needed. Please email Mandy on mandywax@gmail.com if you wish to book onto an open access session.

Open Access Days are;

Wednesday 17th July
Thursday 25th July
Thursday 8th August
Tuesday 13th August
Wednesday 21st August
Tuesday 27th August

Please reserve you place by letting Mandy Wax know, or pop into DC1 Gallery & Cafe and pay in advance.

Mandy Wax is a Sussex based visual artist with a background in Philosophy & Psychoanalysis.  She focuses on creating surreal imagery and spatial environments that conjure subtle emotional states through the evocation of abstract, biographically informed, dream-like parallels. Her work addresses questions of remembrance and how symbols can reflect interior states.

She is especially interested in the practice of repetition and how the experiences from one time and place are passed on to another.  Her work invites questions about transforming personal narrative and challenges ideas of truth through the act of selection, creation and re-creation.

www.mandywax.com

Devonshire Collective are keen to hear from Artists & creatives who would be interested in attending The Print Room workshops / sessions or are able to run their own workshop / session. Or are you interested in joining a Print Room Collective to manage and run The Print Room at DC2? Please contact Mandy Wax mandywax@gmail.com or pop into DC1 Gallery & Cafe for a conversation with Harry Farmer.

The Print Room is located at DC2 Makerspaces & Artist Studios, 137-139 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PG.

Eastbourne Studio Pottery

Ceramics Workshop at DC2

 

Eastbourne Studio Pottery is running a contemporary creative space for ceramics as a craft and art form, providing enjoyable and inspirational courses and expert guidance at all levels.

With a variety of short and longer courses focusing on a range of techniques including throwing, sculpture, slab and coil construction, decoration and more, the offer is responsive to and shaped by the users.

Fee paying courses and space/kiln hire are complemented by community grant aided and subsidised courses developed with local community partners.

Tutors;

Karen Peters

Graham Dean

Claire Shoosmith

Lindsay Talmud

Jennie Lathbury

Workshops include:

  •   Beginner’s Course
  •   Project development workshop
  •   Family workshops
  •   After school club
  •   Taster workshops

Courses listed by day of the week as follows;

The courses below are supported in our fully equipped studio and Kiln room. We have two large Kittec kilns; 3 new throwing wheels, 4 standard clays and a wide range of glazes, stains and oxides.

Monday 2pm – 5pm General pottery course with Karen Peters

Tuesday 1.30pm – 4.40pm General pottery course with Jennie Lathbury

Tuesday 6pm – 9pm General pottery course with Karen Peters

Wednesday 6pm – 9pm Project development with Karen Peters

Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm Throwing on the wheel with Lindsay Talmud

Thursday 5pm – 8pm Throwing on the wheel with Lindsay Talmud

Friday 7pm – 9pm Tiles and surface decoration with Claire Shoosmith

1st Sunday month 10.30am – 12.30pm Family workshop with Claire Shoosmith

General pottery course with Karen Peters
A general course for both beginners and those with more experience of working in clay. You will learn how to construct forms using a variety of hand building techniques including slab building, coiling and press moulds. The basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel will also be introduced. Surface decoration techniques using slips, underglazes, oxides and glazes will also be covered so that you are introduced to the different stages of ceramic processes. All materials are included in the course fee; there is a small additional charge for firing by weight of fired work. This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 4 week blocks in advance.
£120 for 4 x 3 hour classes, 15% discount for returning students. For further info and to book contact Karen on 07739 945576
Monday daytime 2pm – 5pm

General pottery course with Jennie Lathbury
A general course for both beginners and those with more experience of working in clay. You will learn how to construct forms using a variety of hand building techniques including slab building, coiling and press moulds. The basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel will also be introduced. Surface decoration techniques using slips, underglazes, oxides and glazes will also be covered so that you are introduced to the different stages of ceramic processes. All materials are included in the course fee; there is a small additional charge for firing by weight of fired work. This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 4 week blocks in advance.
£120 for 4 x 3 hour classes, 15% discount for returning students. For further info and to book call Jennie on 07960 764955
Tuesday daytime 1.30pm – 4.30pm
General pottery course with Karen Peters
A general course for both beginners and those with more experience of working in clay. You will learn how to construct forms using a variety of hand building techniques including slab building, coiling and press moulds. The basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel will also be introduced. Surface decoration techniques using slips, underglazes, oxides and glazes will also be covered so that you are introduced to the different stages of ceramic processes. All materials are included in the course fee; there is a small additional charge for firing by weight of fired work. This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 4 week blocks in advance.
£120 for 4 x 3 hour classes, 15% discount for returning students. For further info and to book contact Karen on 07739 945576
Tuesday evenings 6pm – 9pm
Project development with Karen Peters
A weekly three hour workshop for anyone with some experience of working with clay who would like to develop their projects independently. A basic range of clays and glazes are provided, advice is given depending on outcome desired. Should you require specialist clays eg. porcelain we can advise and/or purchase on your behalf. Whether a one off piece or an on-going functional or sculptural exploration, one to one support is assured. There is a small additional charge for finished and fired work calculated by weight of fired work (for rates please see the kiln hire tab under facilities).
£30 per 3 hour session, 15% discount if 4 or more sessions booked in advance. For further info and to book contact Karen on 07739 945576
Throwing on the wheel with Lindsay Talmud
​A course for beginners and those with some experience that concentrates on introducing and developing the fundamental techniques of throwing on the wheel. Lindsay Talmud will guide you from the first principles and show you how to rigorously assess and improve your throwing ability using a range of clay bodies. This class will be for a maximum of 5 students. There is a small additional charge for finished and fired work calculated by weight at the end of the course (for rates please see the kiln hire tab under facilities). This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 4 week blocks in advance.
£120.00 for 4 x 3 hour sessions, 15% discount for returning students. For further info and to book contact Graham on 07940 248990
Thursday daytime 1.30pm – 4.30pm and Thursday evenings 5pm – 8pm
Tile making and surface decoration with Claire Shoosmith
This evening course focuses on experimenting with a wide variety of surface decoration and clay body techniques to create a set of high quality original wall tiles that could form an accent to a larger tile installation or be a stand-alone decorative piece. We will look in depth at design and how to manipulate ceramic materials to realise your ideas using slips, stains, oxides, glazes, photo transfer, printing, masking and sgraffito with a range of clays. This course runs continuously dependent on numbers enrolled and you are welcome to join the course at any time, the course fee is payable in 5 week blocks in advance but sessions do not have to run consecutively.
£100 for 5 x 2 hour classes includes all materials and firing. For further info and to book contact Claire on 07847 166815
Friday evenings 7pm – 9pm
Family workshops with Claire Shoosmith
Family workshops where you can work alongside your children exploring loads of different ways of working with clay and developing ideas for creative projects. The studio is an Arts Award centre and you can choose to work towards the Explore and Discover Arts Awards or simply experiment, play and make! The workshop is limited to a maximum of 10 places. There is a small additional charge for finished and fired work calculated by weight at the end of the course (for rates please see the kiln hire tab under facilities).
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-workshop-tickets-51788422566
£8 per family member, payable in advance through Eventbrite. For further info contact Claire on 07847 166815
1st Sunday of each month 10.30am – 12.30pm

We also have:

A Kiln hire service with our two new electric Kittec kilns.

Studio space to rent for experienced ceramicists.

​For more information click the link to our website for contact details and prices for our courses and services. www.eastbournestudiopottery.com

See our Workshop section for information.

Please contact Eastbourne Studio Pottery for further information and to book on any of the courses, workshops and hire facilities.
Claire Shoosmith 07847 166815 claire.shoosmith@googlemail.com
Graham Dean 07940 248990 eastbournestudiopottery@gmail.com

See https://www.eastbournestudiopottery.com for more information about Eastbourne Studio Pottery