The class will involve students creating their own design on ceramic jewellery pieces handmade by Bonnie, with a choice of several shapes from her own collection. They will learn basic ceramic painting techniques and gain knowledge of underglazes (ceramic paint) and processes. Their creations will then be glazed and fired and will be available for collection two weeks after the class date!
I am a self-taught maker of things currently focusing on fun and functional ceramic pieces. Each one is named, numbered and one of a kind.
From a young age my mother discouraged my sister and I from using colouring books and encouraged us to ‘draw outside the lines’ to create our own imaginary worlds without boundaries. I credit my impulsive approach, diverse creative interests and sense of freedom in my work to these early teachings. It is also through my mother’s own ceramic pursuits that I came to explore the medium for myself. What started as a hobby soon became a small business, and by the time I was 13 our family home was equipped with a ceramic studio, and one (now two) kilns. Once I had a handle on the basics, particularly in terms of painting, I was given free reign and encouraged to develop my own style and product. It is only recently that I’ve begun focusing more on hand building and functional sculpture.
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Had SUCH a great time at this workshop and cannot wait to see our glazed earrings in all of their kiln-fired glory! Thanks, Bonnie :)
Lots of fun in a supportive and friendly environment. Great way to spend an evening creating.
The class was as described on the profile and in fact even better than I thought it would be. It was a really fun, chilled out class. Bonnie is a fun and encouraging teacher and she explained things really well. I have no background in painting but under Bonnie's guidance I came up with a few ideas for ceramic badges that represent me. It was easier than i thought it would be to paint fine details! While I really enjoyed the class and I think it is worth it, I found it a bit expensive. Sadly it is not something I, or my friends, can afford to do more often.