Have you ever moved somewhere new, and felt like a fish out of water...or a plant without soil? And wondered, how do I put roots down here? Scuse the puns, but at least we got your attention! If you've read this far, you've probably realised that this pottery workshop has a whole lot to do with plants, place and belonging.
Throughout her life, Kelly, a passionate Environmental Educator, has deepened her connection to place by learning the native plants that already call it home. There's something about recognising a plant; knowing its scent, its feel, seeing it change through the seasons or simply going 'Ah! the kangaroo grass is seeding!' that has helped her to feel settled and grounded.
Camille, A Visual Art Teacher does something similar by seeking inspiration from natural places to make artworks. Tuning into her senses to notice shapes, lines, light and shadow, she then takes those experiences back into the studio.
In this workshop, Kelly will help you learn some key native plants that grow along the River Torrens/Karra wirra Pari, with stories and outdoor activities. Then Camille will lead you into a drawing activity to deepen your relationship with a plant you feel connected to, and back into the studio to create your own mug from a local stoneware clay. You will be invited to decorate your mug by carving the designs that you sketched of your plant.
Camille will glaze and fire your ceramic mugs and they will be ready to pick up 6 weeks after the workshop. Every time you use your mug, we hope you'll be reminded to tend to self, tend to place and nurture that connection.
We can't wait to take you on this creative journey!
- This is a family friendly event, however due to the nature of pottery, it's not suitable for children under the age of 5.
- Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.