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A virtual experience in support of
MAKE A CLAY POT AT HOME
+ Grow Your Own Sprouts!
- ARTS & CULTURE - FAMILY FRIENDLY -
If you want to get hands-on experience making your own pottery, you’re in the right place! In this fun and informative 2-and-a-half-hour workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating a small clay pot that you can use to grow your own organic sprouts. The workshop will begin with a 5-minute introduction, followed by a 20-minute demo on how to make a sprout pot using the slab technic. In the third part, you will start making your own clay pot from scratch. Also included is a bonus lesson on growing your own sprouts!
Up to 15
How to participate
An access link will be sent by email with further instructions if applicable. For the full experience, a small bag of clay + a seed kit can be purchased from the instructor's studio located at 142 - 4710 St-Ambroise, Montreal, QC, H4C 2C7.
Required materials at home include a working board or a piece of cotton cloth, a slab roller (or anything which could be used as a slab roller), a cutter or knife, fork, a small container for extra clay, water, a sponge, a net, trim or any other small item of your choice for creating texture on clay, and a small round stick (a pencil or a tooth pick) to create little holes.
After the workshop, the pot will require firing and can be dropped off at the instructor's studio. Once at the studio, your creation will be labeled with a return mailing address before firing. The instructor will then fire the pieces and deliver the pot to the addresses provided by the participants.
Workshop expenses payable at the studio is $160 and includes 20 kilos of clay, seeds, transportation, boxes and firing.
Meet the Host
Reihan Ebrahimi is a ceramic artist of Iranian origin based in Tiohtiá:ke/ Montreal. She holds a BFA in ceramics from Concordia University. She is the founder of Atelier Guerd, where she creates both her functional wares and artistic projects. Her work is drawn from her studies in mythology, art history, and personal experience.
“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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