What’s On Calendar 2019

 JANUARY

Photo0669Kids Pottery classes at ‘Craft at the Centre’, Stroud, Mondays 10-11.30am 5 week terms run throughout the year. £50/term

Suitable for anyone age 5 and upwards (adults very welcome too!) these pottery classes will teach the basics of using clay, glazing and firing through creative and experimental projects. Once competent students can follow their own projects. We might be digging our own clay or doing an exciting Raku firing (outdoors) too.

spring lanterns posterCelebrating Spring; Paperclay Lanterns 26th January, at ‘Craft@ the Centre’ Stroud, 10am-4pm. £70 (includes all materials and equipment)

Join us to learn about paperclay whilst creating a wonderful translucent porcelain lantern. There’s little better at this time of year than settling down for a day of making and experimenting with a cosy group of like-minded people, creating something to brighten up your home at the dark time of year.

more info…

 

FEBRUARY

botanical wall plaques posterBotanic Wall Plaques – 16th February, Craft@the centre, Stroud. 10am-4pm, £70 includes all materials and equipment.

This is an exciting new workshop in which you will be able to preserve and transform a beautiful bouquet of flowers or other plant material into an everlasting and detailed wall plaque. You’ll be able to spend a little time examining the plant material and creating a large collaborative ‘sampler’ as a test piece, then move on to your own highly individual compositions.

more info…

 

 

MARCH/APRIL/MAY

Photo1024Kids Pottery classes at the Lansdown Craft Centre, Fridays 3.15-4.45pm, terms run throughout the year.

Suitable for anyone age 6 and upwards (adults very welcome too!) these pottery classes will teach the basics of using clay, glazing and firing through creative and experimental projects. Once competent students can follow their own projects. We’ll be digging our own clay and doing an exciting Raku firing (outdoors) too.

 

 

JUNE

20160629_140357End of term Exhibition of Part-time courses at Stroud College

Your yearly chance to see the fantastic work made by students from all part-time courses at Stroud College. Incredibly high standard of work and display.

 

 

 

 

 JULY

20180915_094001Botanical Tiles in Porcelain, 13th, 10am-4pm, Victoria Works, Chalford.

Come and create a beautiful plaque from a bunch of summer flowers and foliage, which captures all the detail and form of delicate petals and stems. You can experiment with composition and also add text to your piece with letter stamps. All materials are provided and no experience is needed to enjoy this workshop.

 

 

AUGUST

20170618_112339Paperclay Masterclass, date tbc, 10am-4pm over two days. At Craft@ the Centre, Stroud. £120

More details to come

 

 

 

 

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

cropped-img_2908Making and Outdoor firing workshop

Making weekend: 27/28th July: Join myself and ceramicist Nicky Homocky, at potter and artist Mike O’Dowd’s wonderful studio and garden outside Stroud, for a weekend of inspirational outdoors clay making. Bring and share lunch.

Outdoor firing weekend: 31st August/1st September: Returning to fire your work in a variety of experimental outdoors firings including raku, cardboard kilns and drum kilns! Bring and share lunch, and lots of fun! Price and full details to come.

 

SEPTEMBER

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Kids Pottery classes at the Lansdown Craft Centre, Mondays 10-11.30am, 10 week terms run throughout the year. £100/term

Suitable for anyone age 5 and upwards (adults very welcome too!) these pottery classes will teach the basics of using clay, glazing and firing through creative and experimental projects. Once competent students can follow their own projects. We’ll be digging our own clay and doing an exciting Raku firing too.

 

OCTOBER

20170703_171506Ceramic Sculpture term starts at Stroud College

The exceptionally well equipped craft room at Stroud College is an excellent venue for the adult ceramic sculpture courses that Emily runs on a termly basis. The course is aimed at people with a good grounding in either ceramics or sculpture and provides a loose structure in which students can either follow a set theme or develop their own personal practice.  The course provides excellent material and technical support. more…

 

shadowbox2Paperclay Shadow Boxes Saturday 12th October, 10-4pm Victoria Works Studios, Chalford. booking details coming soon.

In this one day workshop you will be shown how to create a detailed and magical shadow box using porcelain paperclay. Get to grips with this amazing material and then build up layers of thin sheets into a box form which, once fired will be translucent when lit.

 

 

 

 

20181021_115458Periscope event The Explorer’s Dream 1st-31st October.

Periscope are excited to announce a month-long creative event based in an empty shop in Stroud and the SVA Gallery. What are our ideas of wilderness? Is it possible to experience wilderness in our familiar little town? Join us for a month of making, drawing, looking and interacting. Make the space your own and see how Mould youth artist group interpret and re-contextualise your contributions to the project!

A free, drop-in event for all ages and abilities. Kindly supported by the Arts Council England, Stroud Arts Festival, Stroud Town Council and The Naural Dispensary.

 

22Periscope ‘Art and Creativity’ Symposium, 26th October 2019.

A one-day conference exploring the role of artists in social re-imagining and the importance of open-ended creative provision throughout life. Speakers include: Jane Sillis (Engage), Sophie Christophy and Rowan Salim (Free We Grow), Dougald Hine (Dark Mountain and Home) and Wendy Russell (playwork researcher). Join Periscope for a day of creatively exploring how we can imagine alternative ways of being, alter hierarchies and improve wellbeing.

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November

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Paperclay Lanterns date tbc, Craft@ the Centre, Stroud. 10am-4pm, £70 includes all materials and equipment.

Join us to learn about paperclay whilst creating a wonderful translucent porcelain lantern. There’s little better at this time of year than settling down for a day of making and experimenting with a cosy group of like-minded people, creating something to brighten up your home at the dark time of year.

 

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