CERAMIC CHRISTMAS DECORATING w BONNIE HISLOP
9am - 12pm
$75 (Coffee and Morning tea included)
What participants will learn: The basics of painting on ceramics.
The class will involve students creating their own design on ceramic decorations handmade by Bonnie, with a choice of several shapes from her own collection. They will learn basic ceramic painting techniques and gain knowledge of underglazes(ceramic paint) and processes. Their creations will then be glazed and fired and will be available for collection two weeks after the class date.
Materials (per participant)
· 4 decorations
· Firing and glazing -
· Use of ceramic underglazes, brushes etc.
Students to bring- Themselves!
Workshops are non-refundable, but you may transfer your place to a friend if you need.
I am a self-taught maker of things currently focusing on fun and functional, whimsical ceramics. Most pieces have their own name and are one of a kind.
From a young age my mother discouraged my sister and I from using colouring books and encouraged us to ‘draw outside the lines’ to create our own imaginary worlds without boundaries. I credit my impulsive approach, diverse creative interests and sense of freedom in my work to these early teachings. It is also through my mother’s own ceramic pursuits that I came to explore the medium for myself. What started as a hobby soon became a small business, and by the time I was 13 our family home was equipped with a ceramic studio, and one (now two) kilns. Once I had a handle on the basics, particularly in terms of painting, I was given free reign and encouraged to develop my own style and product. It is only recently that I’ve begun focusing more on hand building and functional sculpture.
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