*Welcome to my post-covid workshops! They run just as they always have with the addition of space around you, a cute mask when required and that vague background smell of hand sanitiser that we have all come to love. The studio also looks a little different now to accommodate spacing but it's still the same warm vibe.*
3 WEEK CHILL HAND-BUILDING WORKSHOP
As we all know, things have been a little tense lately. To single-handedly mitigate this, I thought to offer a hand-building workshop but with a focus on calm. These 3 classes will introduce you to the relaxing and meditative process of building functional objects with clay and just your hands (you use a sponge every now then too).
Each class will focus on fundamental techniques: pinching, coiling and joining. We'll make a range of vessel forms such as cups, bowls and vases.
Workshops have 8 spaces available.
With your finished forms you will have the choice to:
- Have your work bisque fired (half-finished) for you to take home and glaze yourself or
- you can also book into one of my glaze classes to finish your work (recommended as it's a fun time) or
- you can have your work glazed in a simple white.
'My sculptural works predominately investigate; the connection between ceramic process and the maker’s state of mind, the materialisation of memories, and nature’s methods of timekeeping and historical archiving of past events and environments. Through the methodical and meditative layering of earthy clay, my hand-built sculptures hold time, invoking memory of archaic Australian landscapes. ' - Mali Taylor.
Mali has been working with me for the past 18 months. I stumbled upon her work once while scrolling through Craft Victoria's gram, who she was exhibiting with at the time. I fell in love with her delicate and intricate sculptures. Mali is a wonderfully skilled artist and I'm very happy to leave you in her extremely calm and capable hands.
Booking is final and non-refundable. Classes usually book out quite quick and someone else might have potentially loved your spot, so it's important to make sure you get there - you can nominate a friend to come instead if you like! If a lockdown occurs the class will be postponed until restrictions ease.
You've got to have close toed-shoes in the studio
Wear something you can get dirty
Long nails can very easily damage your work and make it difficult to make anything, something to consider if you're about to get that SNS.
Covid safety measures are in place that means that you need to: BYO towel, masks when required.
According to health requirements, you'll be adequately spaced and tools and surfaces will be sanitised between sessions.
You'll need to sanitise your hands and sign in on entry
you WILL enjoy yourself
If you want to book as a gift please grab a gift card and ask the receiver to book rather than booking for them (I've found this to be a little more streamlined)