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"Slowing down with clay"

HANDBUILDING WORKSHOP 

CLAY WORKSHOPS

Working with my hands and this earthly material have taught me to slow down. I see this creative process as an act of mindfulness that asks for attention and patience bringing you back to the present moment.
These workshops offer the space for you to experience the power of the "Slow art of clay" yourself.

During this workshop you will be shown hand building techniques that have been used since the beginning of time. This way you will be using just your hands to make your own ceramic creations in a simple and satisfying way.  

Whether you want to make a set of cups, a plate, bowl or candle holder, you are free to decide, you are the artist!

All creative levels are welcome and there is no previous clay experience needed. 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2024:

CUP / MUG workshops:

~ 19th May

"SLOW SET" tableware workshops:

~ 12th May (small set / 3 pieces)

~ 16th June (Large set / 6 pieces)

From May on the workshops will be replaced by

"Clay in the Woods"

outdoors in Haages Bos, The Hague

~ 9th June 

~ 23rd June

~ 7th July

S E E   W O R K S H O P

A G E N D A   H E R E  TO BOOK 

YOUR CLAY CREATIONS

During the workshop we will focus on hand-vorm all pieces, later on in the slow clay process a transparant glazing will be applied. We will be creating with a white stoneware clay with a little brown speckle, the clay and glazes are food safe. 

After 8-10 weeks you receive your clay pieces back completely finished and ready to use in your daily life.

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP:

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3 hour hand-building workshop.

You will be shown basic hand-building techniques, for shaping cups/bowls/little vase or a plate.

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Create 2 smaller pieces (cups) 1 larger (bowl or little vase), 1 plate pp.

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There will be the option of two different clay types with a natural our colourful glazing as a finish.

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Materials, glazing, 2x firing, tools for 3 clay pieces included in the workshop fee.

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Warm drinks & snack will be served

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Receive your pottery at home send to you carefully packed.

H O W   T O   B O O K

Join the workshop by selecting here one of the available dates below in the workshop agenda. Your spot in the workshop is guaranteed after payment. Further details about the workshop will follow after booking.

For further booking questions contact met at whenlifeisslow@gmail.com.

* Please read booking & cancellation conditions carefully before booking see FAQ to find all conditions for clay workshops 2023.

BOOK YOUR OWN CLAY MOMENT

For personalised workshop bookings at a chosen  date with your own created group of family/friends contact me for details and pricing at whenlifeisslow@gmail.com.

W O R K S H O P   D E T A I L S  

3 hour handbuilding workshop.

Single ticket in group workshop 125,- pp.

Max participants 8.

L O C A T I O N 

The workshop is hosted in the collective studio from two other local creatives in a former school building in Voorburg next to The Hague.

The location is easily accessible with public transport and free parking is available.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT
THE PAST HAND BUILDING WORKSHOPS 

The workshop is a nice step towards learning about clay, Laura has a nice way of teaching and instructing. You come across very warm and open!

~Merel~

I had a lovely slow afternoon with a small group of others, crafting the clay and sipping away some tea. The atmosphere was very cozy and allowed me to concentrate and relax fully which is not so available in the daily routine.... Best part is that, now I have three beautiful, ocean-coloured and slightly crooked mugs with my finger prints on them to reminding me to take it slow at times. Thank you Laura!

~Katariina~

I expected to switch off my mind, and I did just that!

 

~Nietta~

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