Botanical Imprinted Ceramics
Saturday 14th May 10am-1pm
Celebrate the beauty and intricacy that nature creates by making your own nature based ceramic pieces.
Using locally grown and foraged plants imprinted into the clay, we will be using handbuilding techniques and drape moulds to make your own completely unique pieces.
Using drape moulds allows complete beginners to experience the joy of making pottery completely from scratch. With a variety of shapes, you’ll each be able to make your own dish, to be used for everything from holding jewellery to serving nibbles.
Making ceramics can be a deeply mindful experience, and it is very satisfying to make something so functional and beautiful.
Plenty of plants will be available to choose from, but feel free to bring along any that you have growing in your garden, or that you have responsibly foraged from your local surroundings to bring extra special meaning to what you create.
Katy will take all items away to be glazed and fired. Please arrange to pick your items up from Kingshill House one month after the workshop. If you have come from further afield and would like to have your items posted, this can be arranged. Please enquire about the additional postal cost for this.
About your tutor
Katy Kebell has always been drawn to clay, but has only recently discovered a real passion for creating ceramics. She is fascinated by the almost limitless forms, functions, colours and finishes that clay can create, and how it remembers the touch of the makers.
Nature inspires what she makes, from imprinting botanicals directly into the clay, to the curves and shapes of plants and landscapes echoed in her pieces. Most of what she makes is functional, and the majority is made on the potters wheel, but she also loves to explore other areas of the vast potential that clay holds!