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Grounding: Discover Clay |  Jenny Gill Schirmer

Saturday 11 + Sunday 12 March 2023
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm 
Where: Ignite Studios 60 Crane Street, Ballina
Ages: 16+
Cost: $185 (tools, materials, glaze and firing included)

Join sculptor and ceramic artist Jenny Schirmer in an exploration into the properties of clay, and learn a variety of hand building techniques. The essentials of studio practice will be covered, along with basic design elements – form, function, composition, balance – as you make vessels to take home for use in everyday rituals. This workshop is for those who haven’t yet discovered the magic of turning earthy, textural clay into treasured vessels, and for experienced clay-workers wishing to take some time out to play in a relaxed group setting.

Participants will need to bring their own apron, and clothes that can get messy. All tools and materials, including clay, glaze and firing, are provided. Pieces will be available for collection approximately 4 weeks following the workshop. 

Jenny Gill Schirmer is the 2021 recipient of the Byron School of Art and Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Graduate Award. Her practice explores a connection between found objects and deliberately formed materials to conjure elusive memories of time or place. Her exhibition Gentle Structure was shown as part of the 2022 NRCG annual program.

Attendance to both days is required, and advance bookings essential via the ticketing link below, or by phoning the Gallery on 02 6681 0530.




In case of cancellation, NRCG will only provide a refund if we can successfully offer your place to a participant on our waiting list. In this case, the workshop cost, less a booking fee of 5%, will be provided, once the replacement student has paid in full. This is at the full discretion of the NRCG team.

In the case of class cancellation by NRCG, a full refund will be provided to all participants.


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Image: Jenny Gill Schirmer, Small Vessel, Clay, 2023


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