Explore surface and texture in clay to create a one-of-a-kind hand carved vase using this traditional Japanese technique.
Shape a vase from a single block of clay, using traditional meditative Japanese ceramic techniques.
You will learn about preparing the clay correctly to use, understanding the structural qualities of clay at it’s various drying stages. You will be shown methods of cutting and shaping the clay to form 3D shapes.
A variety of decorating techniques, including slip colouring, embossing and sgrafitto, will be taught to decorate your piece. You will be given guidance to create your own individual design for your vase, with the opportunity to expand into different forms if required.
This workshop will be delivered by Helen Casey who is a ceramic artist based in North Yorkshire. Helen studied ceramics at Morley college in London and holds an MA in Applied Imagination from Central St Martin’s.
Helen’s work is mostly hand-built functional terracotta, and she finds inspiration in everything from Bronze age archaeology to British wrestlers of the 1970s.
Artist Instagram: @xhelencaseyx
Suitable For: Suitable for all abilities.
£52 (£42 + £10 materials)
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