Heide x Northcote Pottery Supplies: Ceramic Workshop Series
Heide’s exhibition An Idea Needing to Be Made: Contemporary Ceramics looks at the myriad ways in which form can intersect with function in the realm of ceramics.
To coincide with the exhibition, Heide is partnering with Northcote Pottery Supplies to present a series of four ceramic workshops throughout August, September and October. The workshops will take place on Sunday afternoons at the Northcote Pottery Supplies studio in Brunswick East.
The first will feature British artist Alison Britton, whose work appears in the exhibition itself. Britton will lead a roundtable session, discussing her own techniques and ideas, as well as the work of participants, who can bring along one piece (either finished or in progress) for presentation.
Sunday August 11, 2pm–4pm
Local ceramic artist Bettina Wilner-Browne will lead the second workshop. Wilner-Brown’s work is characterised by painstaking handcrafted detail, and in this workshop she will discuss various techniques for adding detail to clay, such as relief, brushstroke painting and sgraffito.
Sunday September 8, 1pm–4pm
Another artist whose work features in the exhibition is Kirsten Coelho. Visiting from Adelaide, Coelho will host a workshop on wheel-throwing, discussing her approach to the technique along with the pros and cons of working with porcelain and her method of glazing.
Sunday September 22, 1pm-4pm
The last session will feature Melbourne-based painter Angela Brennan, whose workshop will focus on the surface of ceramic pieces. Brennan will examine a variety of underglazing and glazing techniques in what promises to be a hands-on afternoon of pottery.
Sunday October 6, 1pm–4pm
The cost of each workshop also includes museum admission, wine and cheese.
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