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Duration: 2 day course
Dates: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May
Time: 10am – 4pm
Price: £240 (including lunch)
Teacher: Eddie Curtis
A course that combines various hand building techniques to create unique composite forms Intermediate/advanced.
Aimed at an intermediate or advanced level student, this course is designed to enable you to make a fresh connection with clay. For those students who have a well developed capability of throwing on the wheel Eddie shall also demonstrate how to create handbuilt/thrown composite forms, but however, throwing is not an essential skill required to get full benefit from the course. Eddie’s approach is experimental and observational and together with Eddie you shall work with techniques that enable you not just to observe the creation of work that is in the style of ‘Eddie Curtis’ but to inspire a way of working that helps you to create vessels, containers and/or sculptures with a singular identity of their own. Eddie’s work incorporates and celebrates references to landscape in it’s broadest sense, utilising many techniques to build a composite and textured form. He shall demonstrate how some basic, simple techniques can be combined to give rise to apparently complex forms. Eddie shall encourage your aspirations to develop from ‘I want to do that’ to ‘I can do that’. A range of methods will be shown that will reinforce your confidence to work experimentally and with a passion.
There are a maximum of 10 places available. Basic materials, aprons, towels and lunch will be provided. Further details on the course itinerary and an essential hand tools list will be sent to you nearer to the course date.
For accommodation the closest hotel is only a few minutes drive away by Bet365 Stadium, for further details visit the Holiday Inn Website. Alternatively have a look at Visit Stoke‘s list of local accommodation.
The price for a 2 day course with Eddie Curtis is £240 per person
Following a one year foundation course at Sunderland Polytechnic Eddie Curtis studied ceramics at Bath Academy of Art from 1973 – 1976. He worked for one year in his home town of Seaham as a repetition thrower with a small semi industrial pottery until 1977 when he took up employment in heavy industry for two years to raise finance for the purchase of Middle Rigg. In 1979 with the support of his wife Margaret he established a studio at Middle Rigg where they both continue to work today.
The first output from the studio was oven to tableware but over the years the emphasis changed to more individually unique works. He developed an almost obsessive passion to master the very demanding but equally rewarding production of copper red porcelain culminating in 2010 with a hugely successful exhibition with Margaret entitled ‘Curtis Red’ hosted at Rufford Park, in the UK and then later that year at Galerie Metzger, near Aschaffenburg, Germany. Around this same time he paid a chance visit to a stretch of coastline near to his home town. This visit led to a massive change of direction and a consequently inspired body of work ‘The Blast Series’. He still works on this series today and has shown this work extensively through the UK and mainland Europe.
At the end of 2014 he travelled to India where he exhibited his predominantly sculptural works alongside 23 other international acclaimed ceramic artists in the Habitat Exhibition Centre of New Delhi. In the summer of 2015 his work was shown in New York for the first time at Cavin Morris Gallery and in December 2015 he showed a collection of sake cups along with his wife Margaret and other international ceramic artists in Tokyo. In the Spring of 2017 he will be one of 30 international artists working in various media, showing his work in the German state funded exhibition “Meister der Moderne” (Modern Masters), Munich.
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