Saturday 6 August
2 pm – 4 pm
Meet in NewBridge Books, Ground Floor, The Shieldfield Centre
Booking essential – maximum of 10 people
At Northern Clay Room, learn new handbuilding ceramic techniques in this class – perfect for beginners and those with some clay making experience. All clay and glaze is included. Using stoneware or earthenware clay you roll out the clay and will create ceramic talismans and guardians for the plants in The NewBridge Dye Garden, you will be given instruction on how to work the clay carefully to avoid cracks during the firings.
At the start of the session, the ceramic teacher will show you the steps for handbuilding your pieces and show how you can make them unique and individual to your making style. You will be shown how to add different textures if you so chose or how to create a smoothed finish.
Northern Clay Room will glaze the pieces and they’ll be ready after a few weeks.
The NewBridge Dye Garden is project centres practice of Degrowth, respecting slow, natural processes of growth and care, in line with For Solidarity current themes. It is part of our summer exhibition, Habit, Ability!, and is cared for by volunteers. There are a range of plants which have been planted since February by Katie Pollard and other NewBridge studio members which will be used to extract dyes from and they all need pots as they grow!
Come along to the Shieldfield Centre and you will be directed straight to the Northern Clay Room.