creative clay workshops for schools & community settings
Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.
Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.
Working with clay is a tactile experience like no other. Its simplicity makes it inclusive to all ages and levels of ability. We offer a safe space for creative exploration where there are no mistakes! Workshops can be tailored to fit in with current school projects, fulfilling curriculum requirements.
There are 3 formats to choose from-
TRADITIONAL FIRED CLAY - Work is created and fired to be made permanent. Over one or two sessions with time allowed for drying in-between, with a number of decorative techniques to choose from. The transformative properties of clay are revealed as it changes state.
WILD CLAY PLAY - Work is made from unfired clay in an outdoor environment with the addition of found objects from nature. Increasing an appreciation of the natural world and understanding of clay as a part of it. As a semi-permanent work, it will eventually return to the earth. OUTDOOR FIRINGS - Clay oven making, using cob (a mix of clay, sand & straw) or smoke - firing previously made and fired work, in a pit dug into the ground
Workshops can be facilitated solo or alongside another artist, Kay Mullett, depending on numbers.
Both artists hold a full DBS & Public Liability Insurance
For further information & pricing please get in touch