Two Day Weekend Workshop

June 11 - June 12, 10 am - 3 pm (no previous experience needed)

  • Starts 11 Jun
  • 400 British pounds
  • Queen's Yard

Join me for a weekend long workshop where you will learn how to coil a Woman Vessel. I will share knowledge that was passed to me while visiting clay communities around the world, and things that I’ve found helpful during my personal experience with clay. I will guide you through the making process of this shape that uses coiling in various ways, all of which we will explore together. This workshop will benefit those with no or very little handbuilding experience as we will cover the fundamentals of coiling - clay preparation, making coils, attaching coils to for a pot etc.). Under my guidance you will create your own iteration of the Woman Vessel that is pictured above. This shape will help you understand how to create asymmetrical curves / change directions as you build up a coil pot and form a narrow neck. By the end of this workshop, these valuable skills will stay with you, with hope to expand the range of forms that you are able to create as you begin your own journey with clay. The examples shown below are my own iterations of the form that we will work on. Please note that they are shown here only for reference to understand how far this curve can go. There will be a maximum of 6 people attending. All materials provided. Your work will be fired for you and collection will be arranged via email in due time. Please note that these shapes require a very slow drying cycle in order for the clay to shrink evenly as the water leaves the body and avoid cracks. Therefore, it is 8 weeks time before your piece will be fired and ready to collect. The workshop will take place at the studio: Unit 9D, Queen's Yard, E9 5EN, London. Both sessions will last 5 hours with a short break in between. Serving coffee and tea as you arrive, delicious food from my neighbours at the Doh Bakery will follow. Please let me know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Choose Love, an organisation that provides vital support to the refugee crisis.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Please note that to ensure the smooth operation of the studio and secure a calm creative practice, those classes are not refundable and it is not possible to reschedule sessions on other times.

Contact Details

  • info@karinasmagulova.com