We are very pleased to be hosting the following workshops this year:
Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd August
Led by Lucinda Lovesey
Last year Lucinda joined us with the wonderful array of items she made when she appeared on The Great Pottery Throw Down. Working from her home studio in rural Shropshire she creates pieces full of colour, vibrancy and playfulness. Her inspiration is drawn from the bold patterns of Mexico and Peru, Chinese traditions and her upcoming work will figure many of the designs and exuberance of the old Victorian Fun Fairs. Her distinctive style shines through in the tableware and clocks she produces.
This year it will be your turn to let the creativity flow under Lucinda’s tuition and guidance. She will be leading workshops where attendees will have the chance to make, colour and decorate tiles using a sgraffito technique to incise their own design. Following the workshop Lucinda will take them away to glaze and fire, returning them the following week for collection.
No previous experience is necessary as the complexity of what is produced, and whether it is one or two tiles, will be governed by the individual’s ability. What’s guaranteed is an enjoyable half day and unique pieces of pottery to take home. Those who want a more extended day could book both sessions.
There’s more about Lucinda on her Instagram page:
Lucinda’s Instagram page
Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th August
Led by Stephanie Jacobs
Stephanie is an artist living and working near Church Stretton where she creates beautiful mixed media figurative sculptures from wire, foil, fabric and a textile hardener called Paverpol. She endeavours to capture the movement and energy of the figures in her unique, quirky creations.
The workshop will give attendees the opportunity of creating their own unique sculpture as they are introduced to the use of Paverpol, an environmentally friendly water-based textile hardener. This fun workshop is suitable for both beginners and the more experienced as everyone will be given personal instruction on how to make a simplified armature, shape the figurine, and work with the Paverpol in different ways to create and dress their figurine. By the end of the day a sculpture of approx. 45cm high will be yours to proudly take home.
There’s more about Stephanie on her website:
Workshop attendees must be a minimum of 18yrs old.
Refreshments will be provided at all workshops. Attendees will be advised nearer the time as to what essentials they may need to bring. Please allow time to browse the exhibition, to which you will have complimentary entry.
Please note that places are limited on these workshops, and so early booking is advised.