We are delighted to be joined by artist and sculptor Kathryn Parsons for this event. In this wonderful workshop you will learn how to create your own miniature decorative plaque from porcelain clay, inspired by the nature around you.
Starting with a guided walk around the beautiful Ramsey Heights nature reserve, you will forage for natural materials to use in your work. Working in our stunning outdoor shelter, Kathryn will share creative techniques that will help you make beautiful, individual pieces including how to texture, shape, model and join the clay to produce your desired design. After the workshop, Kathryn will take the pieces back to her studio to be fired. You will be able to arrange collection of your finished pieces from the Countryside Centre after the 29th August.
This workshop is for anyone interested in creating lovely porcelain art work, whether you are a complete beginner or you have some previous experience. There is a maximum of 7 persons on a course.
Refreshments and all materials will be provided so you need only to bring your enthusiasm!
About Kathryn Parsons:
I create artworks that explore human relationships with place and nature.
The materials and techniques vary depending on the story to be told. My work is intricate and handmade – from miniature plinths of unfired porcelain that speak of the impact of gravel extraction, to moth sculptures that tell of amateur naturalists, collection and protection.
I have exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum and National Centre for Craft & Design. I have created site-inspired artworks for Burghley House, University of Leicester, John Clare Trust, and Derby Museum’s porcelain gallery.
Currently Artist in Residence with Langdyke Countryside Trust, I also love to run creative workshops; nurturing people’s creativity while inspiring deeper connections with the natural world.