Ceramic tiles with geometric patterns

Subject: Ceramics
Dates: 3 February 2020 - 23 March 2020
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Nooshin Shafiei
Full price
£ 350

This course will take students through a comprehensive process of making ceramic tiles.

Students will learn:

  • how to draw repeating geometric units for a tile
  • how to work with clay and roll out tiles
  • how to work with glazes and apply to clay

The end result will be a panel of tiles for students to take home.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What days do I attend?

Monday evenings.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided.

Please note that in addition to course fees, clay will be charged at £2.50 per 500 g of fired material. This should be paid at the end of the course, upon collection of your fired piece(s).

What should I wear?

Aprons will be supplied, but we recommend comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting a little messy.  Avoid wearing baggy clothing (especially sleeves), loose jewellery, high heels or open-toed shoes. 

Health & Safety: 

  • Follow your tutor's advice to keep exposure to dust at a minimum. Wear any personal protective equipment such as goggles or gloves when instructed by your tutor.

  • Wash your hands regularly between activities.

  • Food and drink are not allowed in the studio where glazing is done.

  • Lead-based glazes are not permitted in our studios.

What if I do not finish my work?

Students will be guided through lessons with the aim of students leaving with fired, and glazed pieces by the end of the week. However, this cannot be guaranteed. We regret that due to the busy nature of our workshop, we cannot accommodate students at different times. Finally, we cannot guarantee that work won’t be damaged in the kiln.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here.

This course requires a minimum number of enrolments to run.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

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Tutor biography

Nooshin Shafiei

Nooshin Shafiei, PhD, began her career in woodcarving and marquetry before moving on to ceramics, illumination, miniature painting, metal engraving and weaving. She has studied under the supervision of Iranian traditional masters and attained a BA in Handicrafts (Distinction), MA in Art Research (Distinction). She received her PhD from the School of Traditional Arts. Her research, entitled Reconstructing the Saqqa-khaneh in the 21st Century: Designing Traditional Devotional Architecture for a Contemporary Context focused on the saqqa-khaneh, a public fountain that, since Safavid times, has been a feature of the urban landscape in Iran. Nooshin used her work as an artist and placed a project of creating a saqqa-khaneh for a London setting at the centre of the research. She has over twenty years experience as a tutor and has exhibited her work both in the UK and internationally.