A 2-hour workshop of mindful making with clay, led by Sarah, an experienced ceramic artist and meditation teacher. Connect with your creative flow, working with the material in a gentle and accessible way to discover your own creative potential. Guided meditations and easy to follow steps make this workshop ideal both for beginners in clay or more experienced makers. The joy of clay is that it encourages an uncomplicated and reflective approach to making, allowing you to learn new skills, and enjoy a relaxing and satisfying activity in a welcoming group. The group is an important part of this process and numbers are limited. This allows for a greater connection between group members and the opportunity for you to absorb yourself in your intuition. This session also works well as a one to one session. About the session Each session is 2 hours and is introduced with a guided relaxation exercise followed by a clay activity. The final outcome might be a finished clay item but may also represent a creative idea to take forward outside session time. The beauty of this approach is that result of your creativity is at home with you ready to enjoy. Session themes: * cultivating the beginner's mind (intro to clay, form and scale) * supporting form (working with soft clay slabs) * mindful listening (pinching clay) * mindful looking (coiling, grasping and joining clay) * balancing our effort (meaningful objects in clay)
What's included in the price?
The course fee includes 1kg of air-dry clay for each session. This is professional quality potters clay with polyester fibre inclusions, making this a safe and friendly material to work with. Shipping is normally by Royal Mail or Parcelforce. Please allow up to a week for delivery but please contact me if you would like your order shipped via a different method and are happy to pay for this to be expedited. If you have your own clay please visit the 'I have clay' listing, via the "More from this Maker" button.
What you will need
We normally work with our hands, a piece of paper and an old credit card/oyster card, but clear directions and the opportunity to work with found objects is also included. Bringing your personal touch to your creations is made easy when we are surrounded by the items we know most well.
2 hours (2:00pm to 4:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
I am an experienced ceramic artist and meditation teacher, working with the physical, mindful and repetitive process of making in clay. I teach wellbeing with clay workshops in many different settings and am passionate about the capacity for clay to reduce stress and promote fulfilment. Physical meetings might be less uncertain, but we can rely on online so bringing clay making together in a virtual space can really connect us with our sense of touch, generate joy and help reduce anxiety.
This course is taught online
- Wheelchair users
- Limited mobility
- Advanced/pro level
- Corporate days out & team building
- School holiday workshops & activities
- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level