Would you like to expand your knowledge of ceramics and see innovative approaches by established artists? Our Guest Artist Workshops are carefully designed to offer you a unique experience. Generally a one-off event, the invited artists are chosen for their innovative expression, their integrity and their experience as presenters. They are often interstate or international artists who have not previously presented in Melbourne so these workshops are genuinely unique.
Join respected artist Sandy Lockwood for this special one-day workshop where she will demonstrate many unique ways of expressing and exaggerating the plastic, fluid qualities of clay. The material qualities of clay are essential to Sandy’s work as they provide a vocabulary for expressing a language of rich textures, rhythms and tactile sensation.
In this workshop Sandy will focus on demonstrating some fluid ways of working with clay that exaggerate and preserve these qualities together with the movement of the potter’s wheel and rhythm of the hands.
Demonstrations will include the making of a variety of objects from large and small wheel-thrown forms to manipulated and altered bowls, plates and cups for everyday use. A visual presentation showing the underlying threads of Sandy’s development will punctuate the day.
All welcome, including non-ceramists and complete beginners, for this inspiring demonstration workshop! Book in BEFORE August 30 to get the early bird price of $230 (after then the price goes up to $245) or $207 for current Slow Clay students or those with a student/unemployed card. Book through our website or call 03 99437844.
Sandy is looking forward to a lively exchange about making, firing and living a life around clay and pots.
Suitable for all levels including complete beginners.
Sunday 2 October
10am – 4pm
Sandy Lockwood was born in London and lives in Australia. She has been working with clay, woodfiring, saltglazing and teaching since 1980. Her ceramic works have been widely exhibited and are represented in public and private collections in Australia, UK, USA, Europe, Korea, China and Japan. Her work has been published in journals and books and her status as a maker has seen her as a presenter on wood-firing and salt-glazing in Australia, UK, USA, Denmark, Japan, Taiwan and France. Sandy’s writing has been published in a number of ceramics journals. Sandy holds a Master of Visual arts degree and has taught at a number of tertiary institutions. She teaches part time at the National Art School, Sydney. She is currently undertaking a Doctorate of Creative arts at the university of Wollongong.