Sunday 27 January, various times from 10am Bookings
A rare, educational & fun opportunity to experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand. Join a group session of 4 people for an introduction to the process by your tutor KT Yun. Then take turns to choose a colour, and under expert guidance and safe instruction create your own unique glass piece to take home.
KT will provide gloves, glasses and sleeves but participants need to wear covered, sensible shoes and trousers. There is no lower age limit but children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.
Due to the cooling down processes involved with all glassmaking it is not possible for students to take work home on the day it is made. The bauble will be ready to collect the following day.
Tutor KT Yun has travelled and worked in many glass factories and studios throughout Europe. She was an original founder of the Liquid Glass Centre, is a co-director of Minimelt Glass and The Glass Hub.
Saturday 23 February, various times through the day, Bookings
With five wheels a turning, it is Pottery Boot Camp in the Long Gallery!
Sign up for one hour or two hour pottery wheel tutored sessions to learn the basics, refine your skills or learn new ones. Whatever your preference and ability, Mirka will brilliantly help you to get the most out of working in clay and the pleasures of the wheel.
Please note Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The potters wheel is a machine with moving parts involving the use of water and clay please dress appropriately, if you are unsure, please contact the gallery.
Mirka Golden-Hann was born in the former Czechoslovakia and came to live in England in Summer 1993. In July 1999 she graduated from the University of Westminster’s renowned Harrow ceramics course with BA (Hons). In August 1999 she received the ‘Best Student’ Craftsman Magazine award at Hatfield House International Festival – Art in Clay. In summer 2000 she finished setting up her workshop and built her first outdoor salt-glaze kiln. Since then Mirka has exhibited her work in various galleries in the UK and participated in prestigious ceramics fairs and shows across the UK and Europe. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, she completed with distinctions her MA Design Ceramics degree at the Bath Spa University in 2009. Mirka is a published maker and an experienced teacher. Currently she is the resident artist at Salisbury Arts Centre.