AM session 10.00am to 1.00pm inc light lunch 12.30pm - 1.00pm
PM session 1.00am to 4.00pm inc light lunch 1.00pm - 1.30pm
£49 inc light lunch /fresh coffee.teas Double table £85 inc
Material Charges : £10 payable on the day
Make beautiful Porcelain 2d & 3d Christmas Decorations with Gwen Bainbridge
Spend a lovely morning or afternoon with Gwen and be guided through how to make some of your own unique Porcelain Christmas decorations for your Christmas tree this year, or to hang at the window, wreath or on the fireplace. Your pieces will be taken away by Gwen at the end of the class and fired several times before being ready for collection from Brougham Hall Studio in Penrith. Gwen will also be able to post your decorations back to you, you can arrange this on the day for approx. £5 extra.
Tuesday 9th November 2021
Typically this course runs with around 8 students. Suitable for all abilities including beginners.
Please bring: Gwen will bring everything required though please do bring as many and any shape cutters you you have or particularly wish to use. Also , an apron and your mask. Your £10 material /firing fee.
About the artist: About Gwen Bainbridge: I see my work as a three-dimensional scrap-book coming from both memories of my childhood and from my response to the experiences brought about through research in books, rummaging through bric a brac, antique fairs, old photographs and magazines. I’m always on the lookout for items that I might use in my work, both for inspiration and for direct practical use. I’m drawn to decorative items. Even as a child I had favourite buttons from my mum’s button box that I played with. There were some beautiful green glass dishes that were brought out for parties and the best china laid out when the minister was coming for tea. These are very strong memories for me. But alongside this finery there was the informal, natural world of my surroundings living on a rural farm in Cumbria. The hedgerows where we found birds nests with the treasured little eggs of wild birds, which we watched until they hatched and finally fledged.
I find that nature itself seems too perfect to try to reproduce. I tend to explore the work of craftsmen of the past who themselves might have been first inspired by the natural world. I appreciate the finery of the costumes of bygone eras, and the distinctive qualities of their production. The more limited and yet still lavish colour palette of Elizabethan times, the retro styles of the 1950s and 60s. It’s quite an eclectic cocktail of inspiration stored in my mind and continually re-visited.
|Workshop Date||Tue 9th November 2021 10:00 am|
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| Single table for 1 |
Booking for a one person table