Large Slab Constructions with Dianne Peach

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banner 02With new techniques and unique tools Dianne Peach will demonstrate how quickly and easily large slab constructions can materialise.

Her architecturally inspired clean-lined and precise 3D work has been admired since the early 80s when she took to hand-building in porcelain after nearly two decades of wheel production.

Dianne’s methods of joining are a revelation and essential know-how when working with stiff rolled slabs. These methods are translatable to any joining situation, whether using slabs or wheel-thrown elements, and you are invited to apply them to your own “design & build” creations in your studio.

Dianne will use pre-rolled slabs that have dried to almost leather-hard and make a series of objects from concept through pattern-making, joining, “cutting & pasting”, to refining the finished object. She will demonstrate and give pointers on drying and firing to minimise warpage.

As a side-line interest Dianne will also demonstrate her version of making a length of chain without joining each link!

Come and see this generous and talented artist share her skills, whether you are a hand-builder or not, for the unexpected and the unbelievable may spark a new direction for your practice.

Dianne’s journey of slab work discoveries stems from a McGregor College Summer School in 1979 with Austrian ceramist, Kurt Spurey.


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Event Date 18-03-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 18-03-2018 12:30 pm
Registration Start Date 14-01-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 14
Speaker Dianne Peach
Number Hours 3
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Royal Queensland Arts Society
162-166 Petrie Terrace
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