Make your own porcelain mug and matching tile coaster in this workshop with Cumbria-based ceramicist Catherine Ball.
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 19 October 2019, 10am–1pm
A special mug is an everyday pleasure – you will produce artwork that’s not just beautiful but practical – something that you’ll love putting to good use.
If you’ve ever been put off trying ceramics by the need to master a pottery wheel, fear not. This is a relaxed workshop, in which you’ll use Catherine’s current favourite technique – hand building, using slabs of hand-rolled clay and imprinting techniques. The workshop is aimed at complete beginners, but more experienced potters wanting to try a new technique are welcome too, and will enjoy learning something new.
All materials are provided. At the end of the workshop, you’ll choose your glaze, and your work will be taken back to the maker’s home studio in the small village of Thursby, near Carlisle, where it will be expertly glazed and carefully fired, then returned to Manchester for you to collect.
Tickets for the workshop are £37 and are available from the Manchester Folk Festival website.
Catherine specialised in ceramics and embroidery in her Contemporary Applied Arts degree and in her own business – Stitched Ceramics – she now combines the two disciplines of stitch and clay.
Manchester Folk Festival
This craft workshop is one of a selection of workshops taking place over the Manchester Folk Festival weekend, led by talented artists
who give traditional crafts a contemporary twist and keep heritage crafts alive.