Pottery With Ruby Pilven for Made of Ballarat
Ruby Pilven is the daughter of two ceramicists and a master of nerikomi – the Japanese art of hand-building with coloured clay. The award-winning young ceramicist is based in Ballarat. Her works are bold and bright. They use pastel colour patterns and golden highlights, and have been featured in the NGV and internationally.
As part of the Made of Ballarat series, Pilven is inviting guests of all experience to her idyllic studio at Smythes Creek, to participate in a five-hour workshop. Budding ceramicists will learn the basics of how to throw a pot on the wheel, along with a wide array of hand-building techniques. At the end of the day, your handmade creations will be glazed and fired by Pilven herself, who’ll make them ready for collection a week later.
Lunch is provided and no prior experience is required. But remember – pottery is messy work, so wear your old clothes. They’re going to get muddy.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Made of Ballarat.