Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)
Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)

Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop (29–30 October 2022)

$800.00 Sale Save

Item is in stock Only 0 left in stock Item is out of stock Item is unavailable

Ceramic Mosaic Art Pot Workshop: 2-day Intensive with Jane du Rand, 9-5pm 29–30 October (plus optional in-person or online studio classes 5 & 12 November)

Immerse yourself in ceramics and mosaics with Jane du Rand for a full weekend in October and learn from an internationally renowned artist to make a large mosaic pot featuring your own hand-made ceramic reliefs.

Mosaic is an ancient art form that uses small pieces of tiles, glass or stone to produce intricately patterned designs. Hand-made mosaics are perfectly suited to pot designs due to their exciting colours, dynamic patterns, and hard-wearing finishes. Jane du Rand combines traditional mosaic methods with hand-made ceramic sculptures to create a unique, three-dimensional finish to her art. Jane’s ceramic mosaic art pots featured in her 2021 "Ornithological Observations" exhibition in Brisbane and celebrate the beauty and movement of Australia's native birds.

In this special workshop held over two days, you will learn from Jane du Rand to design and create a large pot or planter featuring your own handmade ceramic reliefs. Your finished piece will be a beautiful and unique piece of wall art for inside or outside the home and also makes a special gift.  

In preparation for the workshop, Jane will make contact with you to discuss the theme or subject matter that you would like to focus on for the design of your vessel, and will provide you with advice on identifying relief designs, such as bird and plant species that you would like to feature on your pot. We have designed the workshop format with interstate students in mind, so we will also work out a plan with remote students for glazing, firing and returning their work after the first face-to-face weekend. 

The workshop will begin with a session on design, to create a blueprint for the composition, tile choices, glazes and overall colour scheme for your work. This is a very important part of the process and will ensure an easier execution process and a more successful outcome. We will spend the remainder of the first day making the ceramic reliefs that will adorn your pot. You will learn hand-building skills and Jane's own techniques for making three-dimensional fine-art ceramic reliefs. You will also be able to make use of ceramic moulds made by Jane to use to press repeated elements for your work. 

The second day will focus on translating your design using mosaics. You will learn about the tools and materials that Jane uses in her mosaic art, along with techniques for cutting mosaic tiles to create different design effects. Depending on the size of the pot that you choose for your work, the balance between ceramic and mosaic surfaces, and the level of detail that your mosaic design entails, you most likely won't finish the full mosaic to complete your work during the workshop. You will, however leave with all the tools, materials and training to allow you to finish your work at home on your own, and you also have the option of joining two of Jane's studio classes (in person or by webinar) while you continue your mosaic work, and for Jane to give advice as you proceed. 

All levels of experience are welcome: this workshop is suitable for beginners or advanced students. All materials and equipment to make your mosaic will be supplied, including ceramic pieces, mosaic tiles, and an extra large sized fibreglass planter to form the foundation for your mosaic art. We will supply a range of planters of different shapes and sizes for you to choose from for your work. Please wear closed shoes and an apron if you are worried about getting clay or glue on your clothes. 

About Jane du Rand

Jane du Rand is a ceramic and mosaic artist working from her studio in Yeerongpilly, Brisbane. Born in Durban, South Africa, she has a Bachelor of Architecture Cum Laude from the University of KwaZulu Natal. Jane has run a ceramic studio for the past 20 years and is best known for her large-scale commissioned ceramic and mosaic artworks in public spaces and on public buildings, as well as a great number of private commissions. She has completed projects throughout Southern Africa, and also in France, the Netherlands, Chile, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.

In 2003 Jane won the public art competition at the new Constitutional Court Building in Johannesburg with her proposal to clad the 18 foyer columns with ceramics based on indigenous trees. In 2009 she was nominated as a finalist for the Mercedes Benz Award, South African Art Projects in Public Spaces. In 2017 Jane won the Best Of Show award for her sculpture at the Ipswich Art Awards, and in 2018 won second prize for her sculpture entry. Jane moved from South Africa to Australia at the beginning of 2014 and is now an Australian citizen.

More reasons to attend

We will be serving beautiful food and drinks to make this intensive workshop an extra special experience for you and to allow you to focus entirely on your art for the whole weekend. Catering includes unlimited barista coffee, snacks on arrival, morning tea, a plated lunch, and afternoonses both days. For catering purposes, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements as a note with your online registration.

Cost: $800 / $720 (Multi-pass)

Multi-pass discount: Sign up for 2 or more Plant Empire events, or register 2 or more people for the same event, to receive 10% off the ticket price (discount will appear at checkout).