Women and Ceramics II

Pinching and Myths

Spring is here and in busy London we met Saturday morning for the second session of the Women and Ceramics guided visit to the V&A. Hands on the clay, we spent the morning learning how to make a pot from the simple but challenging technique of pinching. Using just a ball of clay and our thumbs we created beautiful ceramic pieces. It was great to have a space where we could learn something new, have fun, relax and let our imagination flow away from the laptops. Participants left energised with a smile and pleased to have created an object with their hands.

Workshop leaders

Verónica Restrepo

Where

Oxford House, Bethnal Green

When

23rd of April 2016

Participants

General public, 16 people

Testimonies

Ayuda a desconectar / Nos gustó mucho poder hacer algo con las manos / Mucho más que cerámica, ya que descubrimos la historia detrás de esta / Muy relajante, terapéutico, divertido / Genial para relajarse sin usar las tecnologías y conectar con uno mismo a través del uso de la propia imaginación / Una vía de escape de la rutina de Londres y de la oficina

It was great to disconnect / We loved being able to make something with our hands / It was not only about ceramics, but the history behind them / It was very relaxing, therapeutical and fun / Very relaxing and a great way to unplug from technology and plug into oneself, using one’s imagination / An amazing break from London and work

Thanks to:

David and Bea for helping with the workshop!

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