1-Day: Hand building with clay
with Laura Queen
- Starts 2 OctStarts 2 Oct
- 50 British pounds£50
One-day Course Sunday 2nd October 10:30 -4:30 £50 All materials provided PLEASE NOTE: All of our workshops require a minimum number of participants for them to run. Workshops may need to be canceled or postponed if numbers are not met. Always wanted to try clay but not had the chance? Come along and spend a relaxing day learning hand building techniques including pinching, coiling and slabbing. These techniques can be used to make all sorts of things with clay – the only limit is your imagination! Learn how to build and sculpt with clay. In the morning, we’ll discuss different types of clay and then try out some hand-building techniques, including pinching and coiling. If you attended the taster session, this is a chance for further practice of these techniques. In the afternoon, I’ll demonstrate slabbing with clay and then you’re free to play/practice with the clay, using whichever technique you like. Throughout the day we’ll talk about each technique to understand how they can help you to build your own clay pieces. We can chat and discuss questions as we go along and I’ll also have some magazines and books on the day to help with inspiration! No experience is necessary – just bring along your imagination and willingness to learn. Here's what Laura had to say about herself: "I am an artist making ceramic sculpture. I’m inspired by things that I see in my daily life and often begin my pieces without any fixed idea and let the clay start to take its own shape. I also enjoy reading and bringing my imagination into what I make. Figural themes often recur in my work, sometimes single figures or figures in pairs. Pieces are often smoke-fired or left as naked clay, sometimes embellished with gold leaf. I currently have work on display at The Milton Art Gallery in Banchory and in Scottish Potters’ Association’s ‘Stories’ exhibition at The Barony Centre in West Kilbride (7 May – 11 June). I’m mostly self-taught, although I’ve attended many continuing education courses learning about a variety of media and approaches to making work. I have both arts and social sciences qualifications, as well as over 25 years’ experience of working in formal and informal education settings, including as an organiser of art workshops in the heritage sector. I currently work as a distance learning tutor and live in Moray."
Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Forres, UK