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A Taste of Art: Sgraffito Terracotta Plates

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A Taste of Art: Sgraffito Terracotta Plates

The Old Courthouse Thirsk
Wednesday 12th June

Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") is a decorating pottery technique produced by applying layers of underglazes or coloured slips to leather hard pottery and then scratching off parts of the layers to create contrasting images, patterns, texture and to reveal the clay colour underneath. Within this workshop you are going to explore different ceramic techniques including slab rolling, cutting out from clay and using sgraffito decorating pottery techniques to create your own terracotta plate.

All materials and equipment will be provided. 

This workshop is suitable for all abilities. 

Please note: Your ceramic pieces will be fired in our kiln at Rural Arts and will be ready for collection 2 - 3 weeks after your workshop. Please ensure that you give us your correct contact details so we are able to email you when your work is ready for collection.  

Wednesday 12th June, 10.30am - 12.30pm, The Courthouse, Thirsk Tickets Available: 4

'Taste of Art' workshops are creative sessions that are friendly, informal and good fun and aim to provide an introduction to a technique or art form. Lasting an hour and a half they are run by qualified tutors and artists and aim to give you an insight into a craft and inspire you to do more.

You don't have to be a creative person to take part as the sessions are aimed at all levels and the focus is on experimentation. Most of our sessions use materials and equipment that are accessible and low cost and we always try to provide ceramic activities that utilise our kiln.

'Taste Of Art' sessions will provide you with an opportunity to make new friends and meet up with other budding creatives.

'Taste of Art' sessions run during the school term and a detailed programme is released on this website.

Please bring an apron. 

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair

A Taste of Art: Sgraffito Terracotta Plates

A Taste of Art: Sgraffito Terracotta Plates
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