There’ll be a celebration of ceramics at QPAC this Spring, as we host a month-long pottery festival between 25 April – 18 May, featuring workshops, a free-to-view exhibition, and a must-see masterclass from Chris & Freya Bramble.
Pottery is the largest and most popular workshop department here at QPAC, and so we’re holding this flagship event to showcase everything our ceramics department has to offer. Whether a complete newcomer to clay or a practiced hand at the wheel, we’ve got opportunities for all!
Running throughout the festival is a beautiful new free-to-view exhibition from father and daughter artists Chris & Freya Bramble. Chris has been making and teaching ceramic art for over 30 years. His daughters Freya and Yolande grew up with clay at their fingertips. Together they love to make art with people of all ages in a small and intimate way in their shared London studio.
Chris and Freya will also be hosting the festival’s headline event – an inspirational half-day talk and demonstration in our Limelight Theatre space. This unique event gives potters a chance to see both artists at work, as they create a large, complex assembled and carved double-skinned vessel and sculpture, whilst sharing insights into their techniques and tips for improving your own work. You can book for the event here.
Students will also have a chance to practice the art of pottery for themselves, with some brilliant one-day workshops on Sunday 15 May. Elaine Wells will be leading a class exploring the use of clay slip to decorate pottery, whilst Helen Neighbour and Adam Hoyle will be running a raku firing session on the same day. Click the workshop titles for details.
We’ll have much more to share about our pottery festival as the term progresses. We look forward to welcoming potters for this very special celebration.