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Exploring Nature with Irish Linen and Porcelain

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A collaborative workshop with textile artist and printmaker Ruth Osborne and ceramicists Rebecca Killen and Laureanne Kootstra (The Clay Project).

The Clay Project’s workshop will begin with a walk to the forest at the foot of the Slieve Donard where participants will responsibly collect leaves and flowers to inform your work throughout the workshop.

In Ruth’s workshop you will use a range of natural dye inks, printing blocks and nature printing techniques that explore natural colour and mark making on Irish linen. During the session you will create a beautiful votive tealight holder using your prints.

The Clay Project will then guide you through the process of exploring texture and colour on porcelain using your foraged flora to create 2 pieces of ceramic art.

Enjoy stunning sea views while you work and break for a delicious vegetarian Birch Coffee lunch (please let us know if you have any dietary requirements).

We will glaze and fire your porcelain pieces ready to be collected from The Clay Project in 3 weeks.


Book here:

Event Address: The Clay Project Studio, 85 Central Promenade, Newcastle, Co. Down, BT33 0HH

Advanced Booking is Required

Suitable For: Adults 16+

Accessibility Information

Wheelchair accessible Carpark on Casueway Road and Donard Carpark.

Organiser: : The Clay Project

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Event Contact Number: : +447834230438

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All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Ruth Osborne, Rebecca Killen and Laureanne Kootstra

Starts: Sat 3 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 3 Aug at 3:00 pm

Craft Type: Ceramics, Printing, Textile Making

Event Location: Down

Event Type: Workshop

Price: £80