£75 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £15
Make a textured Plant Pot in Porcelain with Gwen Bainbridge
A day with this talented ceramics artist to create a unique piece for your favourite pot plant, of approx 5 inches across, but which would look equally effective as a statement in its own right.
Using a combination of lino cut tools to gratifyingly skim across the soft porcelain, as well as various hand carved cutters and stamps (bring your own if you have) and incorporating Gwen's own signature use of textures and patterns you will learn how to create your own beautiful designs whether drawn freehand, layered, pressed or imprinted, and built up in relief for a lovely effect.
You might wish to incorporate pressed flowers and leaves shapes (work best when dried and flat) . Pick and press your flowers to bring carefully on the day within a book. Lavender and daisy, ivy leaves, wild strawberry, small leaved geranium all work well.
Gwen will take the students pots back to her studio to dry out slowly ( to avoid cracking) before firing. Being early March this might take quite a while. Your pots might not be ready until May time for collectiion.
Dates for this course - see the table below to book:
Thurs 20th August 2020 *new date*
Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of approx £15 upwards depending on the materials used.. Typically this course runs with 7 -8 students. Suitable for all abilities inc. beginners.
Please bring: Your Materials charge of £15 Anything you feel you might to incorporate pressed flowers and leaves shapes (work best when dried and flat) . Pick and press your flowers to bring carefully on the day within a book. Lavender and daisy, ivy leaves, wild strawberry, small leaved geranium all work well. A shirt or pinny to protect your clothes. Any themed stamps you wish to use, Gwen will provide plenty on the day too. If you wish Gwen to post your pots back to you this be charged extra.
About the Artist Much of Gwen's work is defined by the unique incorporation of textile pattern into her porcelain, making her work so unique and admired. Her work is sold in galleries throughout the north of England and she works out of her own studio in Brougham Hall in Cumbria.