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Places available on the new courses starting next week at the CREATE Contemporary Crafts Hub.

Have you seen our social media competition to win a free course?

Be quick - it ends today!

Go on, go potty for pottery!

Have you always wanted to try ceramics? Is it years since you've touched clay and fancy getting your hands dirty again? Why not try one of our beginners and returners pottery courses? Running on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons, our five week courses give you a perfect grounding in a whole range of handbuilding techniques: pinch pots, coiling, slab building, slip decoration and sgraffito.

And if you've some experience in pottery and have your own ideas for projects but haven't the space or equipment, then our studio time sessions on Tuesday mornings are just what you need. Our expert tutors are on hand to assist and advise, and the cost includes firing of the piece you're working on in the session.

Spectacular Saggar!

We're setting fire to ceramics! This course, running on Tuesday afternoons, and based on a method traditionally done outside, teaches you how to make spectacular surface effects on your pottery pieces.

A saggar is a ceramic container filled with a combination of sawdust, hardwoods, and a variety of combustible materials such as paper, straw, dry weeds, grass, iron and ceramic colourants. When your ceramics work is fired in the kiln inside a saggar pot, with a soft flame and a high temperature, the burning of the combustibles traps carbon on the surface of the work, creating unique and stunning colouring and patterns.

Trevithick Day at CREATE

The highlight of the Camborne social calendar, this year Trevithick Day is on Saturday 29 April and at Create CIC we're opening our doors 10am to 4pm for you to come and get involved. Try our cogs and wheels card making, transform a boring old jam jar into a beautiful storage vessel using etching techniques, and see how our wonderful Donald Thomas Centre building is being transformed. We'll be open from 10am until 4pm so pop by and say hello! All for FREE (donations welcome!)

From Monday 24 April we'll be open four days a week Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm (to 8:30pm on Tuesdays), plus the occasional Saturday, so please feel free to pop by and say hello. Check the website and follow us on social media for updates on events, courses, open studio time, kiln hire, and of course the building works.

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