Kashan Inspired Tiles

Subject: Ceramics
Dates: 5 August 2019 - 9 August 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Boris Aldridge
Full price
£ 385

In this course students will be introduced to the tiles from 13th century Kashan, Iran, considered by many to be the golden age of lustreware.

During the week students will learn the techniques and motifs behind this entrancing form of ceramics before designing and firing their very own lustreware tiles.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

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: 

  • Inhalation or ingestion of dust from dry clay and glazes constitutes the chief hazard in a ceramics studio. 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 days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

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Tutor biography

Boris Aldridge

Boris Aldridge is a ceramicist with a special interest in architectural lustreware tiles. He has been making tiles for over 15 years from his workshop in Suffolk for both domestic and international clients. Over the last year he has undertaken extensive research into Kashan lustreware incorporating its distinctive motifs and techniques into his own practice.