Saturday, September 29, 2018

When: Sunday, 14 October 2018 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: $15 and $10 for Friends of the Gallery. This cost includes materials and kiln firing.
Where: Rebecca Dowling Pottery Studio, 904 North Logan Road, Cowra. Refreshments will be provided.

Beginning with an artist talk by renowned artist and ceramicist Gerry Wedd, this one-day workshop is suitable for all skill levels. Learn basic hand-building techniques, including slab building, pinching and coil building. The workshop will also cover slip decoration, sgraffito and drawing on clay.

Bookings can be made by telephone on (02) 6340 2190, however, only a completed registration form and payment will secure a workshop place which is limited to 15 participants.

This workshop is funded by Australia Council for the Arts. Gerry Wedd enjoys a national reputation in Australia for his hand-built blue and white ceramics that brim with a dry wit, oscillating from the humorous to darkly disturbing.

From his beginnings at the kitchen table, guided by his mother’s hobby-obsession through to formal training at the University of South Australia and his studio tenancy at the JamFactory in Adelaide, Wedd draws his craft out of his own inspirations, interest and experiences.

This workshop is presented in association with the exhibition JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd:Kitschen Man – at Cowra Regional Art Gallery from 14 October to 18 November (exhibition opening takes place Saturday, 13 October from 2:00 pm, including an artist’s floor talk.

JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd:Kitschen Man is a JamFactory touring exhibition and is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body.