A masterclass with Patricia Shone at Clay@The Fold
Title: Creating Texture
Artist: Patricia Shone
Date: 24th & 25th February 2024
Timings: 0930 for 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: Clay@The Fold, Bransford, Worcester, WR6 5JB
I have been living and working on the Isle of Skye for the past 25 years and have felt my work to be informed and inspired by this powerful landscape. I love wilder more challenging land and seascapes. Beneath the thin soils of the Highlands, eroded and carved by time, weather and human activity, lies the constant and immutable presence of rock. The form which lies beneath the changing surface.
There is an inherent inspiration in a person's fundamental being. I believe an artist’s work can be a search to find expression for this, consciously or unconsciously. This is the deep essence in a work which connects one human being to another. The form beneath the surface.
I think of my work as part of the journey towards understanding my place in life. I can’t separate it from my experience of living in this landscape or from the path that brought me here. Texture has featured in my work since college days. But it was a masterclass with Shozo Michikawa in 2008 which really set me on my current course. A shoulder injury later on forced me to change my practices which ultimately led to the Erosion Collection for which I am known. After many years of developing this work, I feel I understand the techniques well enough to begin to share them.
About the workshop
This will be a very hands on practical workshop. Patricia will lead this intensive two day class during which you can expect plenty of demonstrations but equally lots of opportunity try out some of Patricia's making processes under her close guidance.
The course includes bisque firing of three pieces per person with additional pieces fired for a small additional charge.
Max of 12 students.
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