Summer holidays are here! My termly classes have finished: Ceramic sculpture at the College ended with a fantastic Raku firing, Forest School term came to a lovely close with a huge amount of clay pieces made (and still to be fired back in my studio!) and finally last Friday my home-Ed pottery group had a lot of fun on the wheels (messy..!).
Now I’ve got a little time to plan the August workshops; first up on the 5th August is Paperclay Sketchbooks at the Victoria Works in Chalford, a place I know well but haven’t taught in yet so I’m looking forward to spending some time there.
After that on the 19th is Botanical Wall Plaques at the New Brewery Arts in Cirencester. Both are nearly full so if you want a place sign up soon!
Running at the same time as my Paperclay Sketchbooks workshop at Victoria Works is a very special event. The Stroud Women’s refuge has had huge amounts of government funding cut (as have many of these vital and wonderful refuges), so a group of sculptors and ceramicists in the area have organised a sale of works on the 5th and 6th August. I am donating a piece to be sold, as are many other exceptional artists in the area. So you have a chance to pick up a piece of original art whilst also supporting a fantastic charity who desperately need your help.
Hope to see you there!