Shaping your Inner Goddess out of Earth Part 1 - Clay Workshop
This workshop is in two parts. The first half will be making your sculpture, and the other half will be painting and varnishing your piece. (You do not have to
This workshop is in two parts. The first half will be making your sculpture, and the other half will be painting and varnishing your piece. (You do not have to attend the second part if you don’t want to.)
Part 1 – Clay Workshop Workshop Duration: 90 mins – Friday
Part 2 – Painting/ Decorating Workshop Duration: 60 minutes – Sunday
Angela is an artist and workshop practitioner based in Brighton, specialising in applied arts and social inclusion. Her projects create alliances within the community, bringing together people using the arts (visual and theatre) as a catalyst for empowerment and change. A sense of Identity, and how this is shaped by our cultural values, societal roles, and the narratives we have grown up with, is a recurring theme in her work; especially exploring the role of the sacred feminine and the inner goddess which burns inside us.
Creating with clay is a very grounding, and soothing practice. It comes from the Earth and there is something meditative and powerful about using our fingers and hands to shape and mould our thoughts into forms, and having a tangible, visual sculpture at the end.
Using hand building techniques, this workshop invites you to think about your inner goddess and how she can be imagined with clay and other materials.
All are welcome, regardless of ability and experience.
Together we will create basic forms out of clay, and then decorate them with beads, natural textures, feathers, and anything you want to bring into your sculpture. You can bring a small object (or two) that you’d like to add to the clay… it can be a pebble, a tooth(!), or anything special for you. Your sculpture can be as figurative or abstract as you wish… there is no right or wrong in creative expression. This workshop is about you, and what is important for you to connect with your Inner Goddess.
Please bring: Any small objects you would like to incorporate into the clay; it could be a button, a pebble, or something from nature: a twig, a flower, or leaves. Feel free to bring an image you might like to work from, and a cushion or something soft to sit on.
Whatever you create is yours to keep!