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Discover hand building and make your own mug

2.5 hours of discovery with Florence

Knowledge in ceramics

Your hand crafted mug

£69

per person

The workshop in detail

  • 2h30
  • 2 to 6 participants
  • 15 years min.
  • Unlock your inner artist under the expert guidance of Florence in a captivating workshop that celebrates the age-old art of hand building and slab building techniques.

    Discover the intriguing world of working with clay, where you'll gain insights into the intricacies of hand building. Florence will guide you through the techniques, enabling you get creative and create your own treasure.

    Experience the enchantment of live artistry as Florence masterfully demonstrates the craft before your eyes. Witness the transformation of raw clay into tangible art, a spectacle that will fuel your imagination.

    Now, it's your turn to shape your creative vision. With Florence's expert guidance, you'll embark on the journey of crafting your very own mug. From the foundations of clay to the final touches, your mug will take shape under Florence's encouraging mentorship.

    You are encouraged to really make your mug your own and get creative! You can use the tools provided to carve intricate patterns and choose from a range of colored paints to decorate with.

    Once you have created your masterpiece you will leave it with Florence to glaze and fire and in around four weeks, your masterpiece will emerge from the Kiln ready for collection, or to be sent to you!

    Gather with fellow participants for a brief yet delightful communal clean-up, reflecting the communal spirit of the workshop. Aprons will be provided to protect your clothes, ensuring that the hands-on artistic journey remains a delightful experience.

    You'll take your handcrafted mug home with you as a memory of the workshop!

    Workshop location

    The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.

    This place is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Additional information

    Language of the workshop

    English

    Practical information

    To participate in this workshop, please plan to wear comfortable clothing suitable for the practice and cleaning at the end of the session. It is also advisable to have short nails and tied-up hair. If possible, consider bringing your own apron.

    Please note that there is a risk of breakage during the firing process. These are inherent uncertainties of the craft, and the artisan cannot be held responsible.

    Wecandoo - Meet Florence M.

    Meet Florence M.

    Ceramic artist

    Discover the world of ceramics with Florence, a creative force with a passion for sculptural expression through clay.

    Florence's artistic journey began with a Fine Art degree from Wimbledon College of Art, followed by an MA from the renowned Slade School of Fine Art. It was here that ceramics first captured her imagination, intertwining with her sculptural practice. The pandemic served as a catalyst for change, propelling Florence to immerse herself in ceramics, culminating in a flourishing career shift.

    Starting as a sculpture and installation artist, Florence crafted monumental, site-specific installations using various materials. She also honed her skills in exhibition management at art galleries. As her passion for ceramics deepened, Florence's sculptor background now influences her vibrant, sculptural ceramic designs, breathing life into everyday objects.

    Florence's ceramics champion conscious living, individuality and originality, urging us to reject mass-produced items in favour of supporting local artisans. Through her work, she encourages us to embrace slow shopping, invest in handmade pieces, and celebrate the beauty of unique creations.

    Running workshops is Florence's way of merging her love for ceramics with a desire to inspire others. Sharing knowledge and fostering creativity is her driving force. Guiding individuals to explore their artistic side, learn new skills, and experience the joy of creation is what motivates her.

    Florence's ceramic designs embody a vibrant celebration of colour, texture, and form. Each piece exudes playfulness and tactile charm, bringing a splash of happiness to daily life.

    Step into one of Florence's workshops and embark on a journey of creativity and learning. In a relaxed and enjoyable environment, participants discover new techniques, explore their artistic potential, and create something tangible. Florence's workshops provide a window into the world of ceramics, offering accessible introductions to different techniques that can lay the foundation for further exploration.

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