Ceramics | Food and Nostalgia Family Workshop with Jayanto Tan Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Ceramics | Food and Nostalgia Family Workshop with Jayanto Tan

Ceramics | Food and Nostalgia Family Workshop with Jayanto Tan

In this class, Jayanto will guide you to make your own Sampuru or lunchbox inspired by your culture and the foods that evoke memories. Be inspired by the textures, shapes, colours and designs of a lunch box (real or imaginary) that could have been packed by yourself, your parent or friend, and create a life-size food clay sculpture. Explore the materiality of clay and have fun experimenting in this workshop for all ages and levels of experience. 

What to expect

In this workshop, you will begin with sketching your ideas. Jayanto will help you navigate the design and hand-building possibilities and limitations. You will learn hand-building skills and tips and tricks to make your lunch box.

You will explore of surface decoration techniques including underglazing and texture.

What will you achieve?

During this workshop you will:

  • Create a lunch box-inspired sculpture
  • Learn the essential hand-building techniques
  • Learn professional tips and tricks
  • Learn underglazing and surface texture technique

Is this class right for me?

This class is suitable for all levels. Families welcome, though children must be at least 6 years old to participate. 

What should I bring?

Please bring your stories and a small plate to share during the half-hour break (lunch, fruit, snack, cake, etc.)

What materials will be provided?

Your materials, glazing and firing is included in your workshop fee. 

The course includes a limited number of underglaze colours. All tools are provided for use during class. You are welcome to bring your own tools if preferred.

Will my work be fired?

Yes, your work will first be bisque fired, then glazed in a clear gloss and fired again.

What should I wear?

Clothes you feel comfortable in and don’t mind getting dirty. Clay, underglaze and glaze will wash out. It is best to have short fingernails.

Images credit:

Sculpture installation: Document Photographer

 Head shot: Kym Thomson – Clear View Imaging

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