Clay workshop series with expert local ceramic artist

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This article was published on 11, July, 2019. The infomation contained wihin may be out of date or inaccurate.

Well-known Mooroopna ceramic artist Kaye Poulton will be running a series of workshops throughout August for people interested in increasing their clay hand-building experience.

Taking inspiration from the artworks in the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, participants will work independently and create an original body of work, supported by the expertise of Ms Poulton.

Kaye has been working with clay for thirty five years and is known for her raku forms but also produces figurative, sculptural and thrown porcelain and stoneware pieces.

She lives near the Goulburn River in Mooroopna and has works in the collection at Shepparton Art Museum. Her work is available at Craft Victoria, SAM, Bendigo Pottery and various other retailers.

“I began working with clay in the late seventies in Kerang. I enjoyed the malleable feel and endless possibilities of using this wonderful material,” said Kaye.

“I enjoy making work on the potter’s wheel as well as hand formed figurative and sculptural work. I make my own glazes from raw materials and enjoy the challenge of the alchemist, constantly adapting and modifying my glazes until they create the right surface and finish for my pieces,” she said.

“Working in clay sculpture is a vehicle for self-expression and enables me to explore many aspects of the human condition. I am a keen observer of human and animal behaviour and enjoy working on large scale works and small complex allegorical pieces.”

This workshop for adults will run Monday 5, 12 & 26 August (we skip 19 August to allow for the drying and firing of work). The workshop is suitable for those with prior clay hand-building experience and all materials and firing are included.

Bookings are essential, please visit Eventbrite.

When: Mon, 5 – Mon, 26 Aug 2019 at 6:00pm / 8:00pm 
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 
How much: $140 ($130 Friends of SAM) 
Contact: 5832 9861