Saturday Social: Hand-building for Beginners

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Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey
Saturdays, January 16 – March 27, 2021
9:30am – 12:00pm

Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult also registered for the workshop.

Join our School for a fun introduction to working with clay! This workshop dives deep into the exciting world of ceramic hand building. Students will be introduced to basic techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building to build their skills in clay. From functional vessel forms to sculptural objects, we have a myriad of projects to learn the basics of hand-building and have fun while we’re doing it! An emphasis on using the versatile LSA glaze collection will teach students how to glaze their ceramic pieces.

This ten-week workshop welcomes all ages, all levels and we encourage participants to register alongside family, friends, or to come on your own ready to meet new people. No experience necessary. Bring your creativity and an apron!

Please Note: No class will be held on Saturday, March 20 (March Break). 

Students should bring:

  • Apron
  • Hand towel

Bookings

Registrations for this workshop are now closed.

Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey

Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey is a ceramic artist and designer, originally from Aylmer, Quebec, and currently living in Lunenburg, NS. She graduated from NSCAD University in 2017 with a BFA in ceramics, and has participated in a number of craft residencies since then.

Maradyn-Jowsey divides her time between continuing to grow her ceramic-based practice and engaging with the community by facilitating art-based workshops. Often her practice is invigorated by meaningful creative exchange and collaboration. She creates functional and sculptural art grounded in her interest in craft and design for everyday living. Her process is fuelled by her delight for exploring materials and foraging for pattern, texture, and colour. These aesthetic influences trickle into all facets of her ceramic based practice. Through clay, she records mish-mash mark making with handbuilding; by pinch, squeeze, and smoothing surfaces into forms which tenuously masquerade as both functional and sculptural objects.

Bookings

Registrations for this workshop are now closed.