Arts & Crafts

Free online clay workshops with Grizedale Arts

Words by Katie Bunnell

Thursday 27th May 7pm, Saturday 5th June 3pm and Sunday 6th June 3pm

Tom Philipson, Joe Hartley, Abi Holsborough and Zoë Guthrie invite St Austell’s communities to join them for this collaborative pottery making and design course. 

Exploring accessible and experimental making through non-hierarchal design structures, this course is for everyone, whether you regularly work with clay or haven’t touched any since you were at school. Through a hands-on virtual tutorial series combining both live and pre-recorded sessions, you’ll learn a series of simple and adaptable pottery techniques that will enable you to make a range of visually stunning pottery products using just a piece of wire and a screw to cut clay. 

The course will open up the making process, encouraging dialogue throughout the design development process between designers, artists and communities to produce a new range of useful, collaboratively designed products. Demonstrating that design is enriched when people (of all backgrounds and skills levels) collaborate, the outcome will be a new line of useful products for the people of St Austell which will be sold through an Honest Shop stall at the Whitegold Festival on Saturday 26 June developed by the participants. 

Places are limited so advanced booking is essential through the link below and we encourage you to attend all three sessions where possible. 

A Whitegold International Ceramics Prize project for communities in St Austell.

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May 27, 2021 7:00 pm - June 6, 2021
St Austell Project Clay Workshops
St Austell Project Clay Workshops
St Austell Project Clay Workshops
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