Venue, Timing and Cost
This is a one day workshop with Hannah Yeadon and Anthony Eccles
For beginners and those more confident in clay. Spend a day exploring and investigating the possibilities of clay
AIM OF THE COURSE
The workshop will be about being open to the possibilities, taking risks and exploring new territories with the clay.
Letting go of your preconceived ideas of ceramics and being open to breaking all the rules.
Allowing yourself to learn to play again like a child.
Giving you a clean slate to find your own distinct language in clay
Achieving greater freedom in your work.
Finding new aesthetic qualities in your ceramics.
Creating distinct energy in your work-charged with play and exploration.
Expansion of your ideas.
Learn to rejoice in the accidents and mistakes, as they will open new doorways in your practice.
This course will be process led and not about making a finished piece. Please feel free to take photos of your journey for your own records or your portfolio.
Exercises that will get you out of your comfort zone and free you up in your making
Constructing and deconstructing your work
Looking at the embarrassing parts of your piece and exaggerating it
Exploring and dissecting your forms horizontally/vertically and breaking down the structural compositions to create new ones
Turning work upside down and inside out
Using different parts of your body as tools
Working with our eyes closed
Creating tall structures
Connecting structures to one another
An exploration of rhythm and pattern in the structure
Creating fragile structures that will only exist for a few moments
Looking at gravity and what happens to clay when it falls
Revealing the process, looking at joins and seams and making that part of the work
Looking at edges
Gashing, gouging, slashing, rolling, prodding, perforating, squeezing, poking, kneading and hollowing the clay.