30apr2:00 pm4:30 pmFeaturedPorcelain Mandala WorkshopWith Artist Rosemary McGarr2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Event Organized By: Land of Oak & Iron Event Tagsclay,craft,creative,land of oak & iron,learn,workshop
Join artist and tutor Rosemary McGarr for this creative porcelain clay workshop – an introduction to using porcelain clay.
Through this workshop you will learn techniques for working with porcelain clay, experimenting with pattern and design to create your own unique and beautiful porcelain mandala using white porcelain clay.
You will learn and appreciate the characteristics of porcelain and experiment with textures – understand some of the making processes used when working with clay and explore techniques and mark making on a clay surface.
All materials and equipment will be provided.
Please dress appropriately as you may get slightly dusty/messy from the clay. Please bring an apron and please don’t wear open toed shoes.
About the artist:
Rosemary has over 30 years of experience teaching Pottery and other Arts and Crafts. Rosemary’s own ceramic work is predominantly hand built pieces using either stoneware clay or porcelain and mostly in vessel form. She favours using traditional methods of coil and slab building.
Using a variety of burnishing and decorating techniques, juxtaposing the smooth and textured areas, Rosemary explores the movement and energy of the natural world through her work.
Her work explores the tactile nature of the surface and plasticity of clay, pushing and exploring the development of those surfaces and forms. The processes involve inclusions, imprinting, stretching and distorting both surface and form. The work is then decorated with a variety of slips, oxides and glazes
Tickets are £35 per person for the workshop and includes all materials, a tea/coffee and cake.
If time allows, participants have the option to create an additional mandala at the cost of £5 payable directly to Rosemary.
Very limited places – booking essential.
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre
Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill
Land of Oak & Iron