Avi Amesbury

About the Workshop

Working with Porcelain; Combining Techniques

  1. Avi will start with an overview of her work, the creative process and where she draws inspiration from.
  2. From here she will cover:
  3. Talk: Her process of collecting, testing and using found clays and materials from the landscape, showing examples of the materials collected and test outcomes.
  4. Demonstration- Technique 1: Making plaster stamps, hand rolling large slabs, preparing the slab for use.
  5. Demonstration- Technique 2: Press molding and slip-casting
  6. Demonstration- Technique 3: Adding coils and/or hand-built elements
  7. Demonstration- Technique 4: Glazing and brushwork Talk: Firing process Questions and discussion

About the Artist

Avi Amesbury is an Australian ceramic artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally.

She practices her art full-time out of her South Coast studio, a natural environment which provides much of the inspiration for her work.

From her early years growing up "on the edge of the desert in Western Australia" the landscpape loomed large in her life. Here it was was hot and dry with summer thunder and lightning storms and "a horizon that went on forever". In winter the clear nights were full of stars and the desert, freezing cold.

This love of nature and the landscape still inpires and motivates Avi and her art today. From her local environment Avi  collects materials such as clays, sand, wood-ash, volcanic rock ash, pumice and seaweed and incorporates these materials into her porcelain forms to capture the spirit, colours and beauty and to tell the story of this country and its ancient lands.


Event Properties

Event Date 13-10-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 13-10-2019 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 19-02-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 5
Cut off date 13-10-2019
Individual Price Members $85. Non-Members $120
Brisbane Institute of Art
41 Grafton Street
Brisbane Institute of Art

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