Hand building with clay offers endless possibilities for creating a variety forms. In this workshop students will be shown how to create unique platters and small dip bowls using stoneware clays in a variety of shapes using hand formed techniques such as rolling out the clay and using basic plate moulds to help create the student’s desired form. Various surface decoration and textures will be used to create their own unique piece, such as stamps and found objects such as leaves. If you have a favourite stamp at home, please bring it with you!
This workshop is ideal for those wanting an introduction to the clay making process, to develop new skills and create your own functional platter which you can take home once fired! No experience necessary, just bring your imagination! Both one-on-one & group demonstrations given by the teacher, Sarah Schembri. All pieces created will be functional, dishwasher safe & food safe.
Students will be introduced to a variety of hand building techniques using stoneware clays to create a range of handmade dishes, small plates & spoons & trays.
Techniques such as making slabs, using small molds & pinching will be demonstrated – rolling out clay, in addition to cutting, refining, creating rims and applying textures.
Stoneware clays will be used in this workshop.
All items created will be glazed by the teacher after the first firing. All glazes used are food safe and microwave safe. Students will be emailed once their work is ready for collection.