CREATE YOUR OWN CONTEMPORARY RELIEF A 2 x 2 hour workshop taken over consecutive weekends
In the first workshop we'll design and create the 3 dimensional foundation for our relief. If you're stuck for ideas we'll have some simple designs for you to follow. The following week, at leather hard stage you'll be ready to carve into our clay tile. We'll show you carving techniques beforehand and impart some important health and safety information. Of course all sorts of things can go wrong. You might start with a block of clay and end up with a spec of dust but its the taking part that counts. If however things go right we'll fire and glaze your final tile making it a modern centrepiece. Our aim is to prevent over enthusiasm from total obliteration in order that each person at least as one tile that can act as a souvenir of this journey into sculpture.
During the process you'll learn and practice hand carving techniques (albeit with clay rather than stone). You can bring some ideas or we can inspire you on the day. We've plenty of ideas to help the art petrified – besides the modern relief need not be so serious .
To make this relief fit for the modern home we'll fire and glaze your final pieces and dip them with clear glaze – making them completely waterproof fit for the kitchen, bathroom or garden.