GSS Public Courses

Glasgow Sculpture Studios has an array of new public courses delivered by experienced artist members and is designed to give individuals the opportunity to explore a variety of creative, sculptural techniques.

The following courses are led by artist members Kevin Andrew Morris, Joe Ingleby, Alys Owen and James Rigler.

Ceramics with artist Kevin Andrew Morris – Advanced Course

Dates: 7pm – 9.30pm on Mondays (29th February, 7th, 14th 21st March 2016)
Price: £145

This four-week course is designed to further participants’ knowledge of hand building processes including building angular, curved and adapted forms. A variety of advanced slip and glazing techniques will be explored such as inlay, incising, spraying, pouring, dipping and painting. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own self-directed projects throughout the course.

Ceramics with artist Kevin Andrew Morris – An Introductory Course

Dates: 7pm – 9.30pm on Tuesdays (2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd February 2016)
Price: £120 (Includes all materials, tools, firings etc.)

Referencing the long and varied history of ceramics as well as contemporary examples, this four-week course introduces participants to a variety of hand building and finishing techniques.

Sculptural Portraiture with artists Kevin Andrew Morris and Alys Owen

Dates: 7pm – 9.30pm on Wednesdays (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March & 6th April 2016)
Price: £195 (Includes all materials, tools etc.)

Explore sculptural portraiture using a variety of building and casting methods, materials and processes. Over six sessions you will learn how to take a face cast to create a portrait in plaster, experiment with liquid latex to create masks, and learn how to use Alginate to obtain a more detailed face cast.

Plaster & Ceramics Casting with artist James Rigler

Dates: 7pm – 9.30pm Wednesdays (13th, 20th, 27th January & 3rd February 2016)
Price: £155 (Includes all materials, tools, firings etc.)

Plaster and clay are a classic combination: most mass-produced, functional ceramic objects are produced using plaster moulds, and they can be a useful tool in the creation of sculptural clay work. This four-week course shows you how to use plaster to create your own objects in clay and includes mixing plaster, making your own slip-casting and press-moulds, and completing your own fired ceramic object.


Creative Metalwork with artist Joseph Ingleby

Dates: 10.30am – 4pm, Saturdays (16th, 23rd & 30th January 2016)
Price: £185 (Includes all materials, use of tools and specialist machinery)

This course introduces participants to working in steel to both develop a hands-on knowledge relating to the processes for sculptural fabrication and to develop a sculptural language in constructed metal for its own sake. This could result in linear and rhythmic forms in space or volumetric and contained forms.

If you wish to book a place on any of these courses please email Linda, phone 0141 353 3708 or confirm online via Paypal through the GSS website.

More information regarding the full public course programme can be found here.