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Title Ben Carter Workshop - Decadent design for the soft surface.
Category Workshop
Dates Friday May 11, 2018 - Sunday May 13, 2018
Location Halswell Pottery Group & Canterbury Potters Association
Description In response to requests from members for international visiting potters, Ceramics NZ (formerly NZSP) is bringing Ben Carter to Christchurch. Potters from Christchurch clubs have two opportunities to observe and learn from this renowned artist.

These events focus on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Participants will learn surface design methods including slip decorating, sgraffito, stamping and other mark making techniques. We will discuss aesthetic issues (proportions, color theory, etc.), making strong functional pots at low fire temperatures, and creative problem solving. Additional discussions of marketing, social media and the changing landscape of contemporary craft will leave attendees recharged, rejuvenated and ready to grow in their own studio practice

Demonstration and talk

Hosted by Halswell Pottery Group Friday 11 May, 1.30pm – 7.00pm A one day demonstration of studio techniques and lecture, including the all- important skill of marketing. $60.00 per person

To book your place, email halswellpotters@gmail.com with BEN CARTER in the subject line. We will reply with payment details. Your place is confirmed when payment is received.

Two Workshop

Hosted by Canterbury Potters Association Saturday 12 May 1.30pm – 7.00pm and Sunday 14 May 10.00am – 4pm A two-day workshop of practical workshop skills for wheel potters of all levels. $140.00 per person.

To book your place, email canterburypotters@gmail.com with BEN CARTER in the subject line. We will reply with payment details. Your place is confirmed when payment is received.

Places are strictly limited, so book your place now, to be sure you don't miss out.
Ben Carter poster.pdf
Contact Jane McCulla for more information: janemcculla@gmail.com