Step into Nastia Ceramist's workshop and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of clay sculpting and glazing.
In the first half of this 2.5 hour class, you'll not only discover the basics of working with clay, but you'll also learn the intricate art of hand-building techniques like coils and slabs.
Create whatever you want - a funky flower pot, a quirky sculpture, or even a cool mug for your morning coffee. Nastia will be there every step of the way, sharing her expert tips to help you bring your creations to life. From mastering the perfect pinch pot to perfecting the elegant curve of a handle, Nastia's expertise is at your disposal, making this class perfect for all skill levels.
After the sculpting, it's time to unleash your inner glazing guru! You'll learn the art of using special clay-based paint on your creations, finishing them off with shiny or matte glazes. Nastia will be your guide, showing you how to make your work pop.
But the experience doesn't end there. After the workshop, your creations will be fired in the oven twice and then glazed to solidify their shape. You'll then be able to come back to collect them.
The creations are ready for collection after three weeks. You have three weeks from then to collect them; after that, unfortunately, this is no longer possible due to the space the creations take up in the workshop. All materials and firings are included, so you can simply come and let your creativity run wild.
The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.
This place is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Introducing Nastia - a talented ceramist from Ukraine who's taken Haarlem by storm! With a decade of experience studying and creating art, Nastia's passion for ceramics shines through in every piece she makes. Her unique style, featuring charming animals with loads of personality, makes each creation entirely one-of-a-kind.
But Nastia isn't just an exceptional artist - she's also a gifted communicator who loves to share her knowledge with others. That's why she offers "Introduction to Ceramics" workshops at her studio, Calaca Ceramic Art. These workshops provide a hands-on opportunity to learn hand-building techniques, including coil and slab methods. Participants will also experiment with "engobes," a clay-based paint, using the sgraffito and slip-trailing techniques to decorate their creations.
Through Nastia's workshops, aspiring ceramists can learn from an experienced professional and create something truly beautiful and unique. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, Nastia's guidance and expertise will take your ceramics to the next level. Come discover the world of ceramics with Nastia and see where your creativity can take you!