Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake
Saturdays 1-4pm for 6 weeks
Starting Saturday, October 14
**This course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte
Spend six wonderful afternoons with inspirational artist Heather Kerslake learning various techniques to build your own creative forms out of clay. Working with slabs, coils and more, students will be introduced to how different tools can be used to shape and mark clay to create patterns, textures or narratives. After firing, Heather will teach the class how to use stains and glazes to alter the surface and colour to your work.
There is limited access to wheel work instruction. To see Heather’s sculptures and functional pottery, visit her website at www.kerslakepottery.com
Heather Driver Kerslake works mainly in terra cotta, producing pieces that are whimsical, often mythical, and sometimes humorous. Her work involves functional pottery and sculptural pieces, ranging in scale from majolica-decorated wine goblets to larger hand-built narrative sculptures. Heather graduated from Alfred University, New York. Her work is in numerous private collections and public galleries, and has been exhibited widely.
Course runs October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18
Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser
8 students maximum
For more information about these workshops, please email or call Brianne Gascho, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103