Craft workshops at Flowerfield Arts – August Craft Month

The Craft of Making: 3-24 August

Each year, Flowerfield Arts Centre takes part in the annual August Craft Month celebration of all things craft making.

This year’s show will once again complement the ceramic and glass makers crafts, since pottery and glass are Flowerfield’s signature hot crafts.

Specially invited makers will roll out their skilled craftsmanship and the exhibition will be supported by demos and talks from some of the makers.

Exhibition launch date: 3rd August 2019
Time: 2 to 4pm

All Welcome

www.flowerfield.org/exhibition/n-i-p-a-print-exhibition-2019

August Craft Month – Workshops for Adults

Fused Glass – A Gardeners World

Dates: Friday 2 & Saturday 3 August
Time:
10am-1pm
Cost: £55 (Two Day Course)

From sculptured decorations to plant markers, big or small the beauty and practical durability of coloured glass works well in a garden. Join Eleanor-Jane in this workshop to design, assemble and fire a colourful ‘something’ for your garden or patio. No experience necessary, suitable for beginners.  All materials will be supplied. Max 8 Places

Just call the reception desk on 028 7083 1400 to book and pay by phone or pop in to pay at the counter. Some workshops can be booked online via flowerfield.org

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/fused-glass-gardeners-world-classes

Slab Slam with Alex Scott: Slab Building Clay Vessels

Dates: Friday 2 & Saturday 3 August
Times:
10am-4pm
Cost: £55 (Two day course)

Join Alex Scott, one of Ireland’s greatest contemporary ceramicists, to learn how to cut and handle terracotta clay to make bold sculptural forms using precision cutting and slab building techniques. A great technique to learn and suitable for complete beginners as well as the more experienced maker. All materials and tools supplied. Bring a packed lunch. Max 10 Places

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/august-craft-month-slab-slam-with-alex-scott

Silver Jewellery Workshop

Date: Tuesday 6 August
Times:
10am-4pm

Cost: £50 full, £45 concession

Don’t miss the return by popular demand of this one day workshop with silversmith Diane Lyness. You don’t need to have any experience to join in as everyone will learn basic jewellery making techniques required to make a finished piece of silver jewellery to take home. All materials are provided and included in the cost, all you need to bring is an apron, enthusiasm and a packed lunch. Bring a packed lunch. Max 8 places

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/silver-jewellery-workshop

Fused Glass: Wind Chimes, Sun-catchers & Jewellery

Date: Friday 9 August
Times: 10am-1pm
Cost: £45

Design & make wind-chimes or a sun-catcher and maybe a little bit of jewellery, from fused coloured glass. Glassmaker, Natasha Duddy, will guide you through the cut, fuse and slump process of warm glass making. Suitable for students of all abilities, you will be amazed at what you can make.  Max 10 Places

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/silver-jewellery-workshop

Hey Clay! Throwin’ another Wobbly

Date: Saturday 10 August
Times:
12noon-3pm
Cost: Absolutely Free Event – Booking Essential: T: 028 7083 1400.

Our popular fun event that allows you to have a go throwing clay on a real potter’s wheel returns! Go on, have a go and develop your creative skills as well as have a laugh. Places are booked in per half hour slot and you will be guided by one of our professional makers. The event is open to adults and young people (over the age of 12), and visitors are welcome to drop by just to have a look.

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/august-craft-month-hey-clay-throwin-another-wobbly

Fused Glass; Slumped Plates and Bowls

Date: Friday 16 August
Times:
10am-1pm
Cost: £45

After a brief health and safety talk and glass cutting demonstration, students will be able to design and produce a flat piece of glass using geometric patterns. This is followed by Kiln Firing (the start of a two day fusing process) the tutor will re-fire work into the student’s chosen slump moulds to produce their own unique 3D plates or bowls. You can collect your work shortly after the second firing. Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced students. Max 10 Places

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/august-craft-month-fused-glass-plates-and-bowls

Fused Glass – A Gardeners World 2

Date: Saturday 17 August
Times:
10.30am-4pm
Cost: £55

If you missed the first workshop, E-J is offering a full day workshop in sculptured decorations to plant markers, big or small the beauty and practical durability of coloured glass works well in a garden. Join her in this workshop to make a colourful ‘something’ for your garden or patio. No experience necessary, suitable for beginners.  All materials will be supplied. Max 8 Places

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/august-craft-month-gardeners-world-2

Throwing Stoneware Bowls & Vessels:

Four Day Masterclass with Fiona Shannon

Dates: Tuesday 20 – Friday 23 August
Times:
10am-4pm each day
Cost: £195 per week (Ease the fee and pay a deposit of £98 followed by £97.)

A highly skilled ceramicist from Portstewart and currently working from her studio at Flowerfield, join Fiona Shannon in throwing bowls and vessels using stoneware. Fiona holds a BA Hons Degree in Contemporary Applied Arts from University of Ulster, Belfast and a Diploma in Ceramic Skills and Design from the prestigious Thomastown Pottery, Kilkenny. Fee includes all materials and kiln firings.  Max 6 Places per class

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/august-craft-month-throwing-stoneware-with-fiona-shannon

Fused Glass Lanterns

Date: Friday 23 August
Times: 10am-1pm
Cost: £50

Create a personalised lantern for yourself or as a gift to a loved one. We supply the lantern frame and you design, make and insert the pieces of fused coloured glass. This one-day workshop is a good introduction to the craft of kiln formed glass and your lantern will be unique to you. Max 10 Places

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/august-craft-month-fused-glass-lanterns

Throwing Porcelain Bowls & Vessels:

Four Day Masterclass with Fiona Shannon

Dates: Tuesday 27- Friday 30 August
Times: 10am-4pm each day
Cost: £195 per week (Ease the fee and pay a deposit of £98 followed by £97.)

Participants get the chance to make their own energetic pots and vessels on a wheel using porcelain clay and finish with stains & glazes, under the teaching guidance of the talented Ms Shannon. Eagerly awaited, places are limited, sign up quickly. Fee includes all materials and kiln firings.  Max 6 Places per class

www.flowerfield.org/workshops/august-craft-month-throwing-porcelain-with-fiona-shannon

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