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13 Aug 2016 | 10.30am - 1.00pm

Book Tickets

Saturday 6 & 13 August | 10.30am - 1pm
$20 for both sessions | All materials & tools supplied

"Idil Abdullahi is a ceramic artist who came to Australia as a refugee with her family in 1993. She holds a BFA in ceramics (UNSW Art & Design). Idil is also a Community Arts and Cultural worker who utilises art as a tool for building resilient communities. She works with NGO's and local councils to facilitate relevant creative projects mainly with women and youth from marginalised communities. She sees herself as a “visual story teller”, communicating issues and ideas that are significant to her and the communities she works with."

Blue Chipped is a developmental workshop facilitated by Idil Abdullahi. Beginning from a lump of clay to final glaze, this two week course will teach you how to make a hand-built blue and white porcelain plate. Each participant will have the opportunity to make two plates using a hand building technique and to decorate each object in cobalt blue with their own hand-painted design.

Week 1| Participants will learn an introduction to porcelain clay and its properties through hand building techniques with a focus on making plates. Cobalt oxide will be discussed as a method of painting the surface of the plates and participants will need to prepare designs they will need for the following week.

Week 2| Preparing and fixing the plates if needed in order to put chosen designs on them. Using cobalt oxide we will paint the surfaces of the plates. There will be conversation on glazing and how the surface treatment of the plates and the glaze will come together.

Once fired, students can collect their work on Saturday 27 August after 10am.

Event Information

Cost$20 for both sessions

Phone02 9824 1121


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