This hand building workshop provides a wonderful opportunity for all levels including beginners to come together and have fun.

A chance to explore clay through an ancient technique that creates a vessel from a simple block of earth through carving out – “Kuri nuki”.

This traditional method from Japan unusually is a subtractive process. Whittling and slicing a slab of clay to obtain a small unique form using slow and thoughtful sculpting cuts can be quite challenging but also extremely rewarding! Although simple in style it requires patience and a calm methodical approach to making vessels which can be functional or purely decorative. The focus is on relaxation and crafting asymmetric forms which take on their own character, textures and shape.

These half-day workshops are open to adults only (16+) and are a fun activity to share with friends or as an individual. The cost includes instruction and materials towards making a uniquely carved small box. Finished pieces will be fired and glazed, ready for pickup in approximately three weeks.

There is nothing like a full hands-on experience, working within a group of like-minded people, and getting a good feel for the facilities, energy and friendly atmosphere of our beautiful airy studio.

Refreshments and the item you have made to take home are included.

This workshop is led by Helen Ashton.

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