The second round of ceramics workshops was so much fun. There's definitely something incredibly fulfilling about people coming through the door who haven't necessarily tried creating with this medium before, helping them settle into feeling comfortable with the clay, all the way through to leaving with huge grins and positive words.
Business and creativity are things that make both Imogen and I feel excited and inspired. We also, deep down, have a strong desire to give back and to connect on a creative level with others. The workshops are certainly proving to be a great and important way of satisfying this need.
They've not been without their challenges, though! There's a certain degree of vulnerability that comes with sharing ones art and skill with others. If you wish to understand the origins of this vulnerability, it is beautifully explained by Sarah PJ White here. Luckily, this is always made easier by the complete loveliness of the participants and this time was no different. Six wonderful people attended and all were enthusiastic, involved and motivated. If you have a skill, we definitely recommend sharing it with others in this way.
We really are looking forward to catching up with everyone from the course ASAP, so that we can see their faces when we give them their finished ceramics.
For anyone who may be interested in attending the next Guy Mitchell Design ceramics workshop, the details are as follows:
The workshop will be in two parts and the dates are 2nd & 9th of April 2016, from 9.30am-11.30am.
The venue is Hey Ho Print Co., Princes Road Business Centre, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, North Yorkshire. TS12 1JJ.
The total price for both sessions (4 hours tuition) including tea and coffee, all materials and delivery of your finished ceramic products is £40.
You can secure your place by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org and paying the fee in full. The fee is unfortunately non-refundable due to the costs involved in running the workshops. You can pay either by card (this carries a 3% card processing fee), or by bank transfer (this carries no extra fee).
These workshops are suitable for both complete beginners and also for those that would like to develop their existing skill. We will focus onpreparing clay, working with shapes & textures and glazing.
Gift certificates are available on request for those that may have someone special in mind for a thoughtful present.
We are also available to facilitate workshops for other people privately and for organisations. We both have extensive knowledge and experience of working with people with mental health and learning difficulties and community groups. If this is something you are interested in booking, please contact us for a chat at email@example.com