In this 3hr workshop students will learn a variety of clay making techniques, including pinch pot making, slab forming and coil building. Experienced artists and tutor Eva Gainnoulidis will demonstrate joining and assembly, decorative and mark making methods, appropriate tool use as well as painting and sculpting.
This is the entry point for new comers and an inspiration for those who have returned. Eva will run through the essentials and guide students to have fun developing their very own piece to take home.
WHEN: 16th September 11 - 2pm.
WHERE: Neon Parlour Project Space 791 - 793 High St Thornbury. The Gallery will be open, so feel free to stroll through gallery and check out the exhibition Major Arcana. Please come via the back door once the workshop has started.
WHAT TO BRING: All materials are provided. Just wear something you can get a bit messy in.
WHAT you will take home: Eva will take your ceramics pieces to be kiln fired, and we will contact you when they are ready to pick up from Neon Parlour - Approx 1 month.
About the Artist.
Eva’s approach to ceramics can be likened to the practice of a baker preparing bread; the fleshly wrestle with the clay medium is an essential part of the works inception.
The transformation of clay from dry rock, to slip-like sludge, to loaf of earth then takes shape as a sensible and often utilitarian vessel. At this juncture, Eva’s art practice involves wheel throwing, hand-building and colorist painting techniques. Melbourne ceramicist Eva Giannoulidis is owner and operator of Ceramica Mechanica. An artist-run warehouse studio, gallery and store that was once an iconic grease-ridden mechanic’s workshop in Melbournes inner north-west. The gallery and store fill the front space of the larger studio warehouse. Along with direct-to-public sales, Ceramica Mechanica provide private pottery lessons, short courses, group bookings and special event Pottery Parties.'