Birds in Relief Workshop (16–23 October)
Birds in Relief Workshop with Jane du Rand: 10–5pm Saturday 16 October & 2–5pm Saturday 23 October.
A “relief” in art is a 3-dimensional sculpture that sits against a solid base or backing, as if rising from formlessness into form. Reliefs made from clay form an essential part of Jane du Rand’s ceramic and mosaic art, allowing her to combine ceramics and mosaics in unique ways that provide scale and life to her work. Jane’s bird reliefs feature in many of Jane’s large ceramic and mosaic murals and are a celebration of the delicate beauty and power of bird life.
In this special 9-hour workshop over 2 weeks, you will learn from Jane du Rand to design and create an intricate bird sculpture in relief using clay. You will have the choice of bird that you’d like to make using your own selection of decorative finishes and colours. Bird images will be supplied for you to use as reference, or you can bring an image if you would like to make a specific bird.
In the first workshop, you will make a special ceramic vessel as the base for your relief, and will make your 3-dimensional bird with leaves, flowers, and/or seeds to be framed by the vessel. This detailed sculpting work will continue through to the afternoon, after which your piece will be bisque-fired ready for week 2. In the final workshop, you will glaze your work with your own selection of decorative finishes and colours before the work is kiln-fired for a second time, ready for collection at Plant Empire from 30 October. Your finished piece can be used as wall art inside or outside the home.
All materials and equipment for the workshop, including clay and glazes to make your relief will be provided. This workshop is targeted for adults, but is also suitable for teenagers or tweens when accompanying an adult or older sibling. All levels of experience welcome.
Cost: $300 / $270 (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).