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Painting of a beach with high cliffs behind and a church tower in the cliffs

Workshop | Landscapes in Clay


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Do you enjoy working with clay or fancy giving it a try with the help of artist, Helen Friend?

Get ready to unleash your inner artist and let your creativity soar! Imagine spending your Saturday being inspired by the stunning landscapes of Sussex while creating your very own clay masterpiece. With the guidance of artist, Helen Friend, you can now indulge in a hands-on clay workshop like no other.

Join us for an engaging 5-hour session suitable for all abilities, where you will learn to craft your very own landscape composition on a clay tile measuring 15 x 15cm. With Helen’s expert guidance, you will explore the foreground, middle ground and background of your composition and discover how to use textural mark-making techniques to create a truly unique work.

From designing and drawing to cutting and shaping, you will immerse yourself in every step of the creative process. Helen will show you how to use clay to bring your vision to life, adding texture, tone, and dimension to your bas-relief tile designs. At the end of the session, you’ll have your very own tile design drawing and, in just a few weeks, you’ll be able to collect your biscuit fired clay tile, the perfect souvenir to remember your amazing experience.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore your artistic side and create something truly special. The session is split into a 2-hour designing and drawing session, with a break for lunch, followed by a 2 and a half hour clay cutting session. So why wait? Get ready to awaken your creativity and embark on a truly unforgettable adventure!

Tickets for the workshop cost £50 and there is a maximum class size of 12.

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We recommend that you attend in the workshop in clothes that you are comfortable in and do not mind getting dirty. Aprons will be provided.

Photograph of a brown clay tile carved with images of trees
Portrait photograph of a woman with long dark curly hair in a floral top smiling.

Artist bio - Helen Friend

Helen is an inspirational and accomplished artist and teacher who is passionate about the arts. She has always immersed herself fully in the creative world, working in both galleries and schools, as well as creating her own work.

Helen has taught art in a range of secondary schools to all levels and abilities. She has recently left a full-time teaching position as Head of Art to focus on her own art practice of ceramics.

The biggest influence on Helen’s own work has been nature and landscape. She uses the process of Raku, where the clay comes together with fire and water to produce dramatic and unexpected results.