Flower bricks were the most commonly used vessels for flowers in the 18th century and are perfect for displaying summer blooms. This one is produced by Studiodewinkel (@studiodewinkel) in the Netherlands, the country of origin for flower bricks.
The workshop will be split over three sessions and you will leave having made a slab-built flower brick. In the first session we will introduce you to the tools and materials required for the shape.
In the second session you will get the chance to decorate your brick, using sprig moulds and other forms of surface design. Then in the final session you will be able to apply colour and pattern to your piece.
All participants will receive plenty of one-to-one teaching and will be able to collect their glazed and fired flower brick within two weeks after the workshop date.
Duration: Wednesday 8TH & 15th & 22nd June 2022 / 6.30 – 8pm
Location: Middleport Pottery
Number of participants: 10 – 20
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Materials: Tools and clay provided
Jessica is a studio potter and material researcher based in the UK. Having first been introduced to the world of ceramics at Hollyford Pottery in Devon, Jessica is now primarily making functional ware from her studio here in Stoke-on-Trent following her recent studies at Clay College.
Natalia is a Polish artist living in Stoke-on-Trent. She explores the intersection between pottery, geology and memory and the relationship between ceramics and site by studying found materials like clay, rocks and ash. She works with the Icelandic design studio innriinnri and British Ceramics Biennial. She studied at Clay College with Jessica and is now based at AirSpace Gallery in Hanley.
Upcoming Relax with Clay sessions:
Further details to be announced shortly.