Registration now open for two 2 hour online ceramic workshops, suitable for all levels of experience, delivered by Kevin Andrew Morris (via Zoom), with all materials and Technical Support provided.
More info available below:
These 2 workshops allows participants to develop their own projects with guidance and demonstration from an experienced tutor and provides time to connect and be creative with others as part of an online community. Participants will be encouraged to explore a range of hand building and a variety of finishing techniques to realise their individual projects, utilizing tools and materials around them. This range of techniques is suitable to make both functional ceramic pieces as well as sculptural objects and is ideal for beginners and refreshers. Workshops are delivered using Zoom through live demonstration, individual and group tuition, and guidance with additional material (including written teaching supports, recordings of demonstrations and sessions) available after each session additionally workshop can be undertaken individually. Technical support from Kevin and North Lands Creative will be provided including the dropping off/collection of materials and tools packs as well as the organisation of firing work.
Please note due to current restrictions Socially Distanced Ceramics North Lands Creative (Online) is currently largely available to participants within the Caithness area (Unless participants are able to source their own materials and kiln firing, support regarding this is available)
Wednesday 09/02/2022 at 6pm – 8pm via zoom Hand building.
Introduction to project, zoom orientation and guidance on setting up home working space. Introduction to clay and clay bodies, clay preparation, pinching, coiling, adapting coiled forms. Introduction to making your own tools and using tools and texture. Using slabs to build angular, curved and adapted forms as well as flat work. Introduction to gathering/using natural materials homework.
Wednesday 02/03/2022 at 6pm – 8pm via zoom
Slip decoration/ finishing techniques: Review of materials gathered processing and use. Introduction to slip decoration/finishing techniques (inlay, incising/graffito stencils, slip trailing, combing) marbling/ agateware.
Applying techniques to hand built and press moulded work from previous weeks Organising drop off for bisque and glaze firing All work will be clear glazed by Kevin with collection from North Lands Creative organised after the work has been fired.
Suitable for all levels of experience, ages 12 +. Children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult.
Each session will explore a range of techniques and processes and you are encouraged to attend both sessions.
All materials, firings and tuition provided.
Clay Kits will be available for collection from North Lands Creative Studio at the following times:
Friday 04/02/2022 between 2 pm – 4 pm
Monday 07/02/2022 between 2 pm – 4 pm
Support for connecting to Zoom can also be provided where required. Please get in touch if there are any barriers created by working online to discuss options. If you are interested, please contact by phone, email or messenger.
Initially undertaking Three Dimensional Design at Grays School of Art Morris went on to graduate with BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design in 2010 from The Glasgow School of Art. The physical and cultural landscape and environment he finds himself in is hugely important to his current work and development. Based in Aberdeen he is often referred to as a ‘Nomadic Ceramicist’ exhibiting his work nationally and internationally as well as working with a range of artists, institutions and on various public projects
The project is kindly supported by Creative Scotland, RWE Camster Wind Farm Community Fund and Lybster & Tannach.