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Mayco Pottery Camp (October 2019)

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Potclays Ltd

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 6JW

United Kingdom

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PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING A PLACE

Six inspiring, original projects customised especially for Potclays by Teddy Wright of Mayco Colors. These projects have been developed with the specific aim of offering as broad a range of techniques and Mayco product use as possible, to arm you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to recreate or develop your own unique projects back at your studio.

Potclays have had a long partnership with Mayco Colors – over thirty years in fact. We are one of their largest distributors, and one of their few ‘Platinum’ dealers across Europe.

Mayco is widely acclaimed to be one of the top manufacturers of ceramic glazes and colours worldwide and they are committed to educating and firing up enthusiasm for ceramics. Their huge range of glazes and colours are vibrant, reliable, and affordable and the accessory products such as silkscreen and stencils will take your projects to the next level.

Pottery Camp is especially designed for Paint-Your-Own-Pottery business owners but is equally ideal for teachers and educators in ceramics. Join us for a hugely enjoyable two days of learning and networking at Potclays, with great food and great company!

In our experience, Pottery Camp works best when numbers are small enough for a more intimate feel to proceedings and plenty of one-to-one with Teddy. That’s why we restrict numbers to no more than 24. Consequently, our fee is higher than other Pottery Camps but we think you’ll agree that the added value justifies the cost. And after all, in what other industry can you pay as little as £70 per day for professional training, including lunch and refreshments and a whole host of other benefits?!

Added benefits

  1. Two birds, one stone…Open Day discounts (even if you can’t make it on Saturday 5th October) plus collecting goods saves on hefty delivery charges! As an additional concession for Pottery Campers, bulk case prices will apply for individual items collected. Please phone ahead to place large orders.
  2. Browse the Potclays own-cast bisque range for popular, unique shapes PLUS new release Christmas shapes reserved for Pottery Camp attendees, who will receive first-refusal on stock.
  3. Chat with likeminded business owners and practitioners, build relationships, share ideas…life is sweeter when we work together!
  4. Extensive technical advice on hand, including kilns etc. Come prepared with your questions!
  5. There’s lots to do in the area if you would like to extend your stay. Why not visit Middleport, home of the Pottery Throw Down or Potteries Museum & Art Gallery with one of the largest collections of historical and contemporary ceramics in the world?
  6. Great transport links and plenty of low-cost accommodation nearby.

Items to bring: Apron, your favourite brushes (optional), notepad, pen, means of getting your completed work home (e.g. cardboard crate)

Here’s a brief summary of what you can expect from this year’s Pottery Camp at Potclays (please see pictures on our Facebook event page):

Red Fox
This beautifully naïve, illustrative fox design is used to stunning effect on Mayco’s bisque canvas with this simple project utilising Designer Liner, Designer Stamps and Stroke & Coat.

Harvester of Skulls
A suitably spooky project for October, you’ll apply this popular Designer Silkscreen to Mayco’s Sliced Pumpkin bisque which will be accented with Stroke & Coat and other product. A perfect objet d’art for your Halloween décor!

Elements Tray
A rustic design with the appearance of stoneware, using low fire glazes. Perfect for serving nibbles during party season!

Reindeer Plate
A modern, festive silhouette design on a round ornament plate using Stroke & Coat, Designer Liner and stencils.

Blue Faceted Star
A graphic, geometric design that suits the faceted star bisque down to a T! Utilising Stroke & Coat, Foundations, Elements, Cascade, Designer Liner and Designer Stamps.

Christmas Llama Tray
Embrace the fever for all things llama with this funky project using Designer Liner, Stroke & Coat & Silkscreens on Mayco’s Llama Tray bisque. No drama with this llama!

We look forward to seeing you!

And remember…
A Potclays Pottery Camper is a Happy Camper!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Dietary requirements must be notified at time of booking.
  • Book early to avoid disappointment. This is a very popular event and due to the intensive nature of the tuition, places are restricted to a maximum of 24.
  • Please look out for an email in the week prior to Pottery Camp - it will contain important information so please ensure sales@potclays.co.uk is added to your email 'white list'.
  • Photography and filming takes place at all Potclays events. Material may be used publicly on social media and in Potclays marketing activity. If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of staff.
  • Full information about our courses & workshops including booking terms can be found at this link.

TEACHERS

Our courses & workshops are ideal for Educators and we can provide on request a certificate of attendance/completion to support CPD requirements. Please email us for details.

FINDING US

For GPS directions to our front entrance please use postcode ST4 6JW (enter no. 447 if prompted by your device). 6ft10” height restriction at front entrance. Please contact us to make special access arrangements if your vehicle is over this height.

DISABILITY PROVISIONS

We will always make every effort to accommodate those with physical disabilities. Our factory is a very old and rambling building (it was a Victorian teapot factory in a former life) and access to our classroom, WC’s and upper showroom is only made possible through the use of temporary ramps. Please speak to us before booking a course place or visiting us so we can discuss how to best meet your needs.

LUNCH AT POTCLAYS COURSES & WORKSHOPS

Lunch will consist of a buffet prepared by The Quarter café in Piccadilly, Hanley. You must indicate any special dietary needs in the special instructions at checkout or send us a separate email. The Quarter are able to cater for the following special dietary requirements. Unfortunately, The Quarter cannot guarantee their food is free of nut traces. If you have dietary requirements outside of this list, please contact us:

• Vegetarian
• Vegan
• Gluten-free
• Dairy-free

Location

Potclays Ltd

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 6JW

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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