I did my first kids party two weeks ago, tortoise themed. The results are great and now ready to be delivered back to the children.
Atelier Libre every Friday at the Hangar Arts Centre, Chateauneuf de Grasse, open to all artists from 10am to 3am and just 5€ for the day. Here are some photos of me and Viva hard at work. Viva is working on dancers, I'm going through an animal stage.
My kiln at home has been up and running since Friday and I did my first firing on Sunday. Here are some of the bits that came out.
Thanks to my new mini workshop at home I'm happy to announce that I will be starting kids classes chez moi from September 2018 on Wednesdays and possibly one or two evenings a week. In class I will share my passion for clay in all ways, we will learn coil and slab building, sculpture and use the pottery wheel. Places are limited as I mentioned it is a "mini" workshop (see my previous blog post for photos), if you are interested there is more information on my courses page and you can contact me on my contact page. I will still be holding classes at the Hangar Arts Centre during the school vacation time.
Myself and other half have been working hard to convert this "junk room" into a fantastic little space for me to work. I can't put into words how much I love it!
Some fantastic kids work out of the kiln this week from a recent kids class at the Hangar Arts Centre, Châteauneuf de Grasse.
I did my first barrel firing at home today. This technique off firing is so exciting and a bit random, you have barely any control on the outcome. The idea is that the pieces are wrapped in natural sources of colour such as seaweed, banana skins, cabbage leaves and copper wire. Then the pieces are wrapped in tin foil or brown paper and burnt in a barrel for hours. The results are interesting and unique.
Hi My name is Tracy and I have been studying and working with clay for over 7 years now. I live in the South of France and I have been teaching children the art of clay at the Hangar Arts Centre more recently I converted my sous sol into a mini atelier allowing me to practice and teach chez moi!