Wondering what to get for holiday gifts?!! Why not make them yourself at home? In this two-hour pottery workshop, the instructor will show you her techniques and will guide you through the process of making your own personalized clay objects. Depending on your preference, you will have the opportunity to hand build little cups and bowls or abstract creative objects. You will also learn how to decorate them with colors and patterns once they are completely dry.
An access link will be sent by email 24 hours before the pottery workshop.
Required materials at home include: a working board (a piece of flat wood or an old unwanted kitchen cutting board), a piece of cotton cloth or parchment paper, a cutter or knife, a fork, a small container for extra clay, water, a sponge, an empty bottle, a piece of net or lace, any other small item of your choice for creating texture on clay, acrylic or watercolor paint, a water-based sealer for finishing.
Self drying clay and the sealer could be purchased from Deserres through these links:
Reihan Ebrahimi is a Tiohtiá:ke/ Montreal based ceramic artist and the founder of Atelier Guerd. She holds a BFA in ceramics from Concordia University and has had several ceramics training experiences in countries such as Iran, Japan, the Netherlands, and Canada.
Reihan’s research and practice are concentrated on everyday objects both in the contemporary and historical contexts. Her work is drawn from her studies in mythology, art history, and personal experience. She has a playful and creative approach both in her works and teaching method.
“As a ceramicist, I truly enjoy forming clay and exploring the world of glazes. Spending energy, time, and emotions with each of the clay objects I make adds to my life quality. I hope to share this pleasant sensory experience with others through my workshops and find new homes for my works. Besides the aesthetic part, by making ceramics, I hope to contribute to making a better society where we remember our connection to mother earth.” She says.
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