Everyone seems to be obsessed with ceramic dishware lately and we’re not surprised. This apparently is the aftermath of our obsession with photographing food; beautiful plating after all is the cornerstone of any great food image. But we’re not talking about the pretty, polished plates you can find in just about any large store. We mean the wobbly, mottled, rustic, handmade creations that are simply gorgeous to look at. We’re not sure why but somehow food just looks and tastes a lot better on these speckle-glazed ceramic plates.
We’ve been seeing this trend pop up all over the kitchen and food styling scene; and so, if you’ve been planning a change of dishes, these “perfectly imperfect” handmade pieces are the way to go. Luckily for us here in Melbourne, there’s no shortage of pottery studios, and one of them just happens to be teaching Melburnians (and non-Melburnians) how to make beautiful stoneware items from scratch.
On May 17th, ceramic artist Sarah Schembri will be holding a beginner’s workshop for anyone keen to create functional art but maybe not quite ready for a potter’s wheel. With the use of hand forming techniques, participants will use stoneware clay to create plates, pots, trays, spoons, and more. All the items will be food-safe and glazed by the instructor. A light lunch is also included in the ticket price.
Ceramic Hand Forming Workshop will run on Thursday, 17th May, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Find ticket prices and more details about the class in the link below.