WI Workshop models

About this workshop:

Award-winning ceramicist Clare Gage will guide you through this two-hour workshop aimed at learning new craft skills, developing your design ideas and creative ‘hacking’.

Clare is a Chesterfield-based ceramicist. Her signature style fuses textiles and ceramics to create unique pieces. Her work has recently been showcased on BBC 2’s Great British Menu with her signature cups and plates being used to display top chef Pip Lacey’s culinary creation.  And now, Clare brings her skills to this one-off workshop.

Clare’s way of teaching is to work on the idea of ‘hacking your craft skills’, taking a standard technique you’ve learnt and then tweaking, developing it and seeing how far you can take it.

Clare will be on-hand to give suggestions for how to push the boundaries of their technique with the hope that the end-result will be something that’s really unusual and totally unique and distinctive to them.

You will begin by learning some origami techniques and, once this has been mastered, Clare will encourage you to push the boundaries of standard origami.

Clare will inspire you to get really creative and experiment with size and various materials, such as unusual fabrics, textiles and even clay.

The final outcome will not only be a finished decorative origami tea cup to take away with you, but also techniques which you are able to build on and apply to your own creative projects.

No prior crafting experience required and refreshments, including tea, coffee and biscuits, are included in the price of this workshop. Places are available on a first come, first served basis and are strictly limited.


Workshop Details:

Date:  Thursday 12 November 2015 (7pm – 9pm)
Location:  St Thomas’s Centre, Chatsworth Road. S40 3AW
Price: £15


Quotes about the workshop:

Clare ran a similar workshop at The WI Centennial Fair in Harrogate. It  was described by the WI as, ‘One of the most popular workshops of the fair‘.

Paula Milner (aka The Crafty Lass) wrote a blog about the Clare Gage WI Centennial Fair workshop, describing it as, “…brilliant! Very inspiring and really got me thinking about what creative skills I, and we all do, have, and how these can cross into new ways of looking/making/doing/trying new things.Read more here.


Booking your place

Places are strictly limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. You can book online by following this link.

If you have any enquiries then please email Clare at clare@claregage.com