Come and get your hands messy playing with clay! Pottery is one of the world's most ancient forms of creativity especially all things handbuilt. Local ceramicist and jeweller, Zoë Tjanavaras, will share handbuilding techniques to make your own hand-made bowl. You'll use simple pinch, coil and slab techniques to create an object of great beauty and something that's also functional! There's no limit to how you make it and stamp your own style on it- let your imagination guide you! You'll get to decorate your work using coloured clay slips and underglazes.
Zoe's classes are ideal for all wishing to create something beautiful for their home.
The ceramic pieces will be fired and returned to you as soon as possible after the workshop.
Zoë is an exhibiting ceramic and jewellery artist and in 2020 won the Muswellbrook Art Prize in the Ceramics section. Zoë Tjanavaras has a BA in Fine Arts and has worked under the guidance of Kara Wood Studios and Helen Dunkerley. Many Newcastle locals will be familiar with Zoë's playful jewellery range 'Oscar and Matilda' which is sold at the Olive Tree Markets.
What you get:
As well as expert tuition and inspiration, all materials will be supplied including clays, slips, underglazes, tools and firings.
What to bring:
An apron and old clothes.
Your lovely creative self!