'Makerversity' is a workspace for professional makers with cutting edge workshops, born in 2013 with backing from Somerset House.
A series of three paper clay workshops
- 14 July 2021 - Casting Plant Fragments in Porcelain Paper clay - 10:30-16:30
- 17 July 2021 - Making Spoons with Mixed Media Handles - 10:00 - 13:00
- 22 July 2021 - Making Spoons with Mixed Media Handles - 17:00 - 20:00
All materials and tools will be supplied. There will be a fee of £6.00 to cover the cost of clay and firings. Arrangements will be made with the participants for the collection of fired work. Each participant will make a name tag out of clay with stamped letters to accompany their work for identification.8 participants per workshop. The workshops are suitable for beginners and experienced potters.
About Claire Ireland
During the first coronavirus lockdown in March 2020, ceramic sculptor Claire Ireland decided to create a project for friends, neighbours, all her students and fellow artists. She invited them to make a spoon in clay and the Brentford Spoon Project was born. Parcels of clay were given out to all the participants living locally and the invitation started to spread to makers further afield, often working in other mediums. This has resulted in a diverse and eclectic collection of more than eighty spoons so far and promises from more makers who want to contribute. To compliment this project Claire has designed a series of ceramic workshops generously hosted by the Makerversity team at Somerset House.See more of her work on her Website and follow on Instagram.This event is free for Makerversity members
Makerversity is Europe's most exciting community of emergent maker businesses. Their mission is to inspire and support makers and grow communities of maker businesses in city centres around the world. Makerversity does two things: build and run awesome spaces for professional makers, combining co-working space with clean and messy workshop space, machines and tools. Really it’s about people. Their spaces bring together people with all kinds of creative and technical expertise, and members work together, play together and inspire each other. Makerversity also run learning programmes for young people to inspire the next generation of creative and practical minds and increase the diversity within the creative industries.