Stuff and Fings | Ceramics invites...
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Artist Shirley Nette Williams creates Hybrid sculptures using two of the most relaxing craft activities, ceramics and textiles. Come and spend an afternoon making your own wall-based sculpture inspired by the textures and techniques of her work.
Take a leap of inspiration and create something that is truly you, with a combination of hand-building and textiles.
Playing with form, texture and a splash of colour, you'll create a decorative piece of art using clay and fabric.
This workshop will provide you with basic hand-building techniques (slab building and pinch) and playful ways to add texture to the clay surface. You will also learn how to manipulate colourful fabrics into a 3D form which will later be attached to your finished ceramic piece to complete your sculpture.
This workshop's main focus is about combining ceramics and textiles to push the boundaries of traditional forms. We explore alternative forms of ceramic, adding a special twist with colourful fabrics.
The session is split into 2 parts.
Part 1 - We dive into the basics of creating your hand-built sculptural form with a short demo and chat. We will explore various ways of applying texture to the surface then colour your wonderful greenware using underglazes.
3hrs - with a 15min break
Lunch! Please bring a packed lunch, microwave/fridge and tea/coffee making facilities are available.
Part 2 - Will be spent making a contrasting 3D textile piece that will later be attached to your ceramic form. You will construct a simple wire frame that will be wrapped and bound with various fabrics, threads and yarns.
2hrs - with a 15min break
These are 6hr sessions. Personal and individual guidance is given throughout.
All clay, tools, underglazes and textiles are provided and included in the fee. Please bring any fabric remnants or garments for recycling, that you might like to use (please note that these will be cut into so nothing too precious).
You are welcome to make as many pieces, as the time provides. Please note 1 piece you'd like to keep is included in the fee. Any additional pieces you'd like to keep incur a £5 (per piece) studio fee, payable on the day, please remember to bring cash.
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