Clay is a wonderful malleable material that can be formed not only into sculptures but into functional and decorative ceramics. It is the feeling of the clay and the oneness with it that not only produces objects but also leads to a relaxing meditative experience.
When we think of pottery, working with a pottery wheel springs to mind. There are, however, three hand-building techniques that can be learned without investing in a pottery wheel. Practising these, you can create beautiful vessels and objects at home. Continue reading “Making Pottery Without a Wheel”
Would you like to make your own greeting cards? What about trying your hand at lino-cuts?
You will learn the principles of lino printing and work out your own design for a card. You can bring along your own photo to work with to create your design. Continue reading “Lino-Cut Greeting Cards & Prints”
Model figures, animals or abstract forms using chicken wire and plaster. Continue reading “Plaster and Wire Sculpture”
In this course, we will follow the way of the Canadian Inuit:
“We, the Inuit are known for having a vision when working with stone. For instance, I can look at a piece of raw material and “see” something in it. Continue reading “Soapstone Carving”
Animals, the human figure, imaginary characters and monsters or even abstract shapes can be modelled out of clay. Forming clay by building up and taking away is an excellent method for learning to work in 3 dimensions. In this course, you will choose your subject, build up your clay and work towards creating your sculpture. Continue reading “Introduction to Clay Modelling”