Posted on February 26 2020
Last Saturday at Seed we had the pleasure of hosting the wonderful and inspiring ceramic artist Claire Mahoney for her popular Botanical Tile Workshop.
Clare runs workshops all over the country, she's also a teacher and has been working as Ceramic artist for over 20 years. She's a passionate artist with a fascination for the natural world. She brings this passion with her to her workshops, which is contagious and gives the room a buzz of creative energy.
We ran two sessions as Clare always sells out fast! You can see the attendees grow in confidence as the workshop progresses. The beautiful stillness of the space upstairs at SEED was soon full of laughter, chat and you could tell everyone was thoroughly enjoying making their own individual piece of art.
In this particular workshop, Clare uses Snowdrops or Milk Flowers all foraged from local fields in Somerset. Always a welcome sight, the snowdrop symbolises hope, purity and rebirth, a delightful sign that spring is at last on its way.
In the workshop each participant made their own impression of nature using clay and plaster , designing your own composition with snowdrops, crocuses and grasses and taking a cast of their delicate structures.
At the end of the session, everyone went home with a beautiful individual piece of art, either for their home or for a gift. These workshops are a great opportunity to try a new skill, be creative and meet like minded people. Not everyone has the chance to make art in their day to day life, we go to work, maybe busy with children and sometimes put aside any creative passions we may have. This workshop like the others hosted by SEED allows us the chance to find them again and hopefully kick start a new passion.
Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a great day and especially to Clare, your enthusiasm brightens the room.