Medieval Tiles

Subject: Ceramics
Dates: 24 January 2019 - 14 March 2019
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Cova Hornero
Full price
£ 350

In Medieval tiles the surface pattern or figure is produced by different colours of clay rather than the use of glazes.

Design and make a set of carved tiles - either a single motif or a tessellating pattern. Explore various techniques including slip decoration, stencilling and inlaying.

By the end of the course, you should have completed at least one set of carved tiles with your own design. You should also have created a mould you can use again to make multiples of the same design.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided in the class.

In addition to course fees, clay will be charged at £2.50 per 500g of fired material. This should be paid at the end of the course, on collection of your fired pieces.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

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 8 weeks. However, this cannot be guaranteed as each class must move at its own pace. Students who have fired, but unglazed pieces may attend an additional glazing day.  Glazing days will be scheduled for one day per term.

We regret that due to the busy nature of our workshop, we cannot accommodate students at different times. And we cannot guarantee that work won’t be damaged in the kiln or not survive a firing.

What days do I attend?

This course will be held on 8 consecutive Thursday evenings.

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here.

Tutor biography

Cova Hornero

Covadonga Hornero is a graduate of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. She previously trained in Ceramics at Lauriston College, and went on to do a Diploma in Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martin's School of Art, London. Throughout her career she has taught at arts colleges, as well as privately run workshops.