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Ceramics Lab: Research Programme

Ceramics Lab: Research Programme

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Ceramics Lab is led by artist and ceramicist Rachel Kurdynowska whose research explores the origin and structure of ceramic materials to better understand their practical application and poetics.

Friday Mornings, 10:00am-1:00pm

Rachel has devised a year long programme that consists of four terms that are each 8 weeks long, with an idea to nurture a group dynamic throughout the year that explores making ceramics in greater depth.

For her 2024 Research Programme, Rachel will explore XYZ

Each term will involve demonstrations, exercises, field trips, alongside group working where Rachel will be on hand to provide guidance and 1-to-1 feedback. You may prefer to work as an individual, or to develop a project collaboratively with other members of the group, but fundamentality these sessions are for creative exploration and experimentation. 

To make this programme as accessible as possible we have decided to split payments across each term, so if you wish to attend the full year you simply need to sign up to the first term. Existing students will be given first option to join the next term, before we open it out to the general public.

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Starting xyz, 2024
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Starting xyz, 2024

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Starting xyz, 2024

Term 4

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The Research Programme is designed for people who are confident at working with clay and able to work in a self directed way, but who have an open mind and are willing to challenge and explore playfully with this wonderful material.

At the end of the year you will come away with new connections with other likeminded local potters, as well as a uniquely developed project or series of objects.

All materials will be included in the price of the class, though we do encourage you to bring your own clay samples if you are interested in clay foraging and trying out your own finds. 

 

 

Rachel Kurdynowska is an artist and ceramicist with an in-depth knowledge across a wide variety of materials and processes, including but not limited to, ceramics, sculpture, casting, painting, drawing, film, and natural material production. This vast experience allows her to approach making and creative engagement in an unconventional way that has been described as “side-ways”. A merging of materials and creative narratives often inspires her to extend her practice into the form of untraditional and exploratory workshops. These have involved returning clay to the earth, cake, the reading of found text, and a medieval banquet. There is usually a focus towards meditative processes, the use of naturally sourced materials, that encourage a new way to think about making.

Rachel is a tutor in ceramics, Artist Associate at SCVA and freelance facilitator for various arts organisations across East Anglia and beyond. Current research includes wild clay, wood firing and sculptural narratives. She works from her home studio, Easton Pottery, in Norwich.

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