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Ceramic Giftware Workshop with Margaret Crawford

29 November, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

| See below for prices

Join artist Margaret Crawford from 10am-12pm Sunday 29 November 2020 to create handmade gifts for your friends or family this Christmas. This workshop is suitable for beginners working with clay and does not require a pottery wheel. Various hand-building techniques will be demonstrated including rolling and ‘throwing’ slabs, and surface applications (including cutting, refining, creating rims and applying textures). Workshop participants will use stoneware clay and have the choice of two to three glazes.

Please note this workshop will be held at the North Queensland Potters’ Studio, 15 Flowers St, Railway Estate QLD 4810. The pieces will be bisque and glaze fired after the workshop. Participants will then be able to collect work from Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 408 Flinders St, Townsville from 11am-5pm Tuesday 15 December // 9am-5pm Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 December // or 9am-1pm Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 December 2020.

Participants are required to wear covered footwear and are encouraged to wear old clothes or bring an apron. All other materials and equipment will be provided, including clay, glazes, materials, and firing.

Tickets (2 hours total) $110 each for Umbrella members | $130 each non-members | Limited to 10 spaces
Umbrella members, log in to your account to receive the workshop discount | Bookings close 4pm Friday 27 November 2020

Margaret Crawford is a local artist and ceramicist who enjoys combining wheel throwing and hand-building processes using porcelain and stoneware clay. She achieved a Diploma of Visual Arts (painting) in 2007 and has since worked predominantly with printmaking and pottery. Crawford is inspired by the North Queensland environs, and finds that pottery combines all of her artistic instincts. Clay, she says, is the “perfect canvas to express myself”.  She was recently awarded the best sculpture award for her entry in the 2020 Townsville Art Society Awards, and often sells work in Umbrella’s shop.

See Umbrella’s other Holiday Workshops: Glass Holiday Ornaments Workshop with Kaz Hauser + more coming soon!

Images | Left: Margaret Crawford and participants from her 2019 Christmas Flatware workshop at Umbrella. | Top: The artist’s examples for work to be created in the workshop.   

Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID-19 Safety Plan. Umbrella’s regular opening hours:  Tues-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays & during exhibition install weeks | Shop open during gallery open hours & Tues-Thurs of install weeks. Follow our social media for updates.


29 November, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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North Queensland Potters’ Studio
15 Flowers St
Railway Estate, QLD 4810 Australia
07 4772 3458