Laura Crosland – Geometric Tea-Bowl

Hello, I’m Laura Crosland, a potter from St. Ives, Cornwall, in the UK.

Workshop Overview: Today, I’m excited to share a workshop where I’ll demonstrate the creation of one of my tea bowls. I’ll take you through the entire process.

Workshop Steps:

  1. Throwing the Piece:
    • I’ll start with the foundational throw-in of the piece, showcasing the initial stages of crafting the tea bowl.
  2. Turning a Foot Ring:
    • Next, I’ll guide you through the intricate process of turning a foot ring, an essential step in creating a well-balanced piece.
  3. Design Planning:
    • Moving on, I’ll delve into my approach to planning out surface designs. Given my penchant for geometric patterns, I’ll explain how I carefully consider the size of each shape to ensure a neat and cohesive outcome. I have a special trick to share on how to plan these designs effectively.

Insights from Experience:

  • Throughout the workshop, I’ll share insights and tricks I’ve picked up over the years, aiming to simplify even complex tasks. Crafting intricate pieces can be made simpler with a few helpful tips.

Conclusion: So, join me in this workshop where we’ll explore the art of making a tea bowl together. I look forward to sharing my techniques and making the process interesting for you. See you there!

After this workshop you could be making amazing pieces like these:

When you buy this workshop, you get:

  • Instant Access to Watch my pre-recorded Workshop
    • The workshop is 1 hour 4 minutes long.
    • You can watch it as soon as you purchase this workshop & login to your account.
  • Bonus Q&A
    • Watch my bonus Q&A where I answered questions about my process face-to-face.
  • Lifetime Access to the Replays
    • The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time.

About Laura Crosland

Laura is a studio potter based at the Gaolyard Studios in St Ives, Cornwall. She creates unique wheel-thrown pots decorated with intricate hand carved geometric patterns. Laura’s distinctive rich colours are created using layers of multiple glazes, fired to cone 6 oxidation. 

Laura studied ceramics at Wolverhampton University, graduating in 2013 with a BA Hons and an MA. 

She then worked for potters including Peter Beard and Penny Simpson, before moving to St Ives to complete an Adopt a Potter funded apprenticeship. There she trained in production pottery, leading to her range of tableware. 

Following this Laura moved to Kent and set up a studio at Nucleus Arts, before moving back to St Ives and setting up at the Gaolyard in 2018. 


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  • 1 hour 4 minutes
  • Course Certificate
  • Audio: English
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  • Price: $ 39 USD

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