NEW | Terracotta Pedestal Bowls with Rina Bernabei | Two-Day Workshop Art Est Art School and Gallery

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NEW | Terracotta Pedestal Bowls with Rina Bernabei | Two-Day Workshop

NEW | Terracotta Pedestal Bowls with Rina Bernabei | Two-Day Workshop

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Create a beautiful and unique pedestal bowl and learn professional tips and tricks for working with clay and texture from designer and ceramicist Rina Bernabei. This is a unique opportunity to learn how hand-building techniques to make a pedestal bowl.

What to expect

This is a two-part workshop held over two consecutive days. Your tutor, Rina Bernabei, will guide you through the making process and help make your experience productive, rewarding and enjoyable. 

Day one:

  • Planning, instructions and demonstration of slab rolling
  • Compressing and preparing slabs to make your base and bowl
  • Construction of pedestal base
  • Make your bowl

Day two:

  • Connection bowl to base, smoothing and finishing.
  • Instructions and demonstration of carving methods to be applied to base.
  • Application of decorative carving to pedestal bowl.

 What will you achieve?

  • During this workshop, you will:
  • Create a beautiful and unique pedestal bowl 
  • Learn Rina’s professional tips and tricks for working with clay and texture
  • Learn to design and plan your work
  • Learn slab hand building techniques
  • Learn about surface texturing techniques
  • Learn from the best — Rina lives in Sydney, and had completed a research based Master of Fine Art  and a Master of Design at UNSWADA.

Is this course right for me?

This is a class for all levels.  Some basic experience is helpful but beginners welcome.

Material list

  • Bring your own small pottery knife or small fruit knife, and any carving tools you have. 
  • All other materials are supplied for this workshop.
  • Your work will be glazed and fired after the workshop and will be available for pickup 2 – 3 weeks later.

Rina Bernabei’s work encapsulates her years of practice as a product designer and explores relationships between handmade craft practices, and digital technologies and manufacture. Her ceramic practice reflects her research of emotional design and the relationships between handmade craft practices and digital technologies and manufacture. 

Visit Rina's website to see more of her work

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Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

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