Opportunity for hands-on ceramics workshops

By Shepparton News

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

The first workshop will be held on Saturday, June 22 — Building our Landscapes with Julie Bartholomew — which provides an opportunity to work with clay.

The workshop uses techniques such as burn-out, sgraffito and sculptural techniques to build a series of forms exploring nature.

Participants can make a sculpture and take it home at a later date once it is fired.

This five-hour workshop begins at 10.30am and is for people aged over 16; bookings are essential and the cost is $150.

Internationally respected ceramic artist Greg Daly will also present a workshop titled Lustre: An overview with Greg Daly.

This will be held on Sunday, June 23, from 10.30am to 2.30pm, and will cover practical and technical components.

Daly will present a brief historical survey of lustre from its 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.

The workshop is for people aged over 16, and bookings are essential.

The Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award winner will be announced on Friday, June 21.

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