Upcoming Courses: Paper clay print workshop with Ceramist Mary Conroy.
Date 23th of September 2017
Cost €80, Small classes sizes, Max 10 people per class
Light lunch included with tea, coffee and light refreshments.
Access to studio from 10am to 4.00pm
This Course will take places in The Burren Ballyvaughan Co Clare, at Jackie Maurer ceramics Studio. The studio is located on a hill with views of the sea to front and the Burren Mountains to the back. The space is quite and the area is inspiring. This course is a lovely way to spend a day been creative and learning new skills. The Burren has so much to offer, from walking, culture, and site seeing.
Mary Conroy graduated from LSAD in 2004 with a degree in ceramic product design. After working in education both in Ireland and abroad she returned to Limerick to complete a master in Social Practice and the Creative environment in LSAD in 2010.
Mary has been the recipient of numerous bursaries and awards including the Scarva Travel Bursary 2016, Derry/Londonderry City of Culture residency 2013, LSAD Artist in Residence 2015/16 and was shortlisted for Future Makers, Portfolio and Irish Ceramic Awards 2016. She currently works as a facilitator and artist based between Kilkenny and Limerick. In 2016 she travelled to Ethiopia with the Spiritan Missions where she initiated a ceramics programme for women in Arba Minch prison.
Course objectives: Paper clay is fibrous type clay, it add strength, durability and textural qualities to very thin sheets of clay. This course is primarily based around the methods and tools that are used to make and work with paper clay. Exploring object line drawing, eteching into plaster baths and understanding how to use slips, colours and different clay bodies. This is a hand’s on work shop and each student will create many pieces of their own designs.
Structure: Taught class times will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm
2 X 15 minuit breaks, morning and afternoon
Tea, coffee light refreshments included on two small breaks
Light Lunch is provided on the lunch break.
All aprons, tools and materials are provided, students are asked to bring a sketch book to record their ideas and notes.