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Ceramics with Found Objects and Mixed Media

23 June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Join Elaine in her studio in Brighton to explore combining ceramics with found objects; looking at techniques with clay and other materials to form mixed media objects and assemblages. We will make use of found objects and household materials to develop inventive and expressive work. On this one day course you will work with porcelain and other clays to make pieces that use mixed media as part of the making process. We will look at how materials such as…

Make a Sussex willow frame basket

21 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Join Annemarie at her studio in East Sussex to make a frame basket using beautiful Somerset and home grown Sussex willow. Throughout the day you will learn simple weaving techniques and use formers to hold your willow as you work. This day will be suitable for beginners or those with some experience. All materials and tools will be provided. Lunch will also be provided by Annemarie. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. Annemarie can…

Weaving in Circles; nest, shell & web

13 October @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  This workshop will introduce participants to gentle, mindful hand-weaving to create a unique artwork to take home.   Taking the circle as a main focus, participants will work on specially made wooden circular looms to explore the method of weaving in a spiral form, taking inspiration from natural forms which offer the perfect subjects for this aesthetic; the layers of a moss-and-twig nest, the curving spirals of a sea shell, the shining magic of a spider’s web.   Using…

Working with clay; make a spoon, plate and cup

10 November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Join Elaine in her studio in Brighton to make a spoon, plate and cup in Stoneware clay or Porcelain. During the day you will learn simple hand-building techniques to form small functional pieces and add your own creative ideas as surface decoration. On this one-day course you will be introduced to various techniques for hand building with clay including: pinching, coiling, and slab rolling. We will also look at how to you can use household items as moulds. Once…

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