Explore the creative world of ceramics with workshops

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Greg Daly, Line of Sight (detail), 2019, thrown, lustre glazed earthenware, 250 x 1200 x 400mm. Photo credit: John Daly.

With the winner of the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award being announced on Friday 21 June the Shepparton Art Museum is providing workshops for people of all abilities with two of Australia’s leading ceramics practitioners in this award.

SAM is running workshops on the weekend with two of the shortlisted artists with works on display in the exhibition. The first workshop on Saturday 22 June – Building our Landscapes with Julie Bartholomew - provides an opportunity to work with clay. The workshop uses techniques such as ‘burn-out’, sgrafitto and sculptural techniques to build a series of forms exploring nature.

Participants can make a sculpture and take home their pieces at a later date once fired. This five hour workshop commences at 10.30 am is for people aged over 16 years and bookings are essential. The cost of the workshop is $150 and details are on the website.

Internationally respected ceramic artist Greg Daly will present a workshop Lustre: An overview with Greg Daly on Sunday 23 June from 10.30 to 2.30 which covers practical and technical components. Daly will present a brief historical survey of lustre from the ninth century beginnings in Egypt to contemporary times, talking to his work in the exhibition.

The workshop will cover pigment, lustre glaze, fuming and resinate techniques, with participants gaining a greater understanding of how to create a lustred surface on their own work.

The four hour workshop costs $35 and includes light refreshments. People must be 16 years of age and over. Bookings are essential.

Visit our events page for details and bookings.



Panel Discussion – Judges & Judgement: the tough gig of awarding prizes

When: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 at 6:30pm 
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 
How much: Free, but registration is essential

How hard is it to judge a prize where the stakes a high? Hear from the judges of the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, including Lisa Slade (Assistant Director, Artistic Programs at the Art Gallery of South Australia), Stephen Benwell (Artist) and Rebecca Coates (Director, SAM), as they speak about the role of art prizes and ceramics in the contemporary climate.

Celebrating the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

In Conversation – Artist Talks

When: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm – 6:00pm 
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 
How much: Free, but registration is essential

Join the excitement of the 2019 SMFACA celebrations and start your evening with an informal artist’s talk.

Listen to some of the finalists speak about their practice and inspiration in creating a specific body of work for this acquisitive prize exhibition, and help calm their nerves before the big announcement!