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Discover the art of ceramic glazing

5 hours of discovery with Elena

Knowledge in ceramics

Your set of handcrafted clay tiles

150 £

par personne

L'atelier en détail

  • 5h
  • 2 à 6 participants
  • 15 ans min.
  • Prepare to immerse yourself in a five-hour journey of artistic exploration and unleash your inner ceramic artist.

    Under the expert guidance of Elena, a master of glazing techniques, you will embark on a fascinating adventure through the intricate process of glaze creation and application. 

    Throughout the workshop, Elena will unveil the secrets behind this captivating craft, sharing her expertise on basic glaze chemistry, colour mixing, application methods, firing and finishing techniques.

    Elena will show you the wide array of materials available for glazing and how each one impacts the final result. The comprehensive introduction will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to embark on your own glazing journey.

    Now it's time to roll up your sleeves and dive into the hands-on portion of the workshop. Don your dust mask (feel free to bring your own if you prefer), and with Elena's expert guidance, you'll cover the fundamentals of glaze making and learn how to analyse and follow a recipe. Then you will create your very own unique colour mix, applying this mixture to a clay support, you'll witness your artistic vision come to life with each brushstroke.

    Once your creations are complete, Elena will take care of firing them in her kiln, ensuring that they reach their full artistic potential. You'll have the option to pick up your fired pieces a few weeks later or have Elena send them directly to you, eagerly awaiting the moment you can hold your finished creations in your hands.

    As you bid farewell to this remarkable workshop, you'll leave with more than just newfound knowledge. Each participant will receive a set of clay test tiles, showcasing the vibrant colours and stunning effects you've created and your very own glaze recipe to recreate. 

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    Ce lieu n'est pas accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite.

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    Ceramic Artist & Glazer

    Step into the world of craftsmanship and creativity with Elena, a talented artisan whose passion for pottery and glazing knows no bounds. With a Master's degree from the prestigious Royal College of Art in Ceramic and Glass, as well as a BFA from Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, Elena brings a wealth of artistic knowledge to her work.

    Having exhibited her exquisite creations in renowned galleries and cultural spaces across France, Belgium, and beyond, Elena's talent has also taken her on inspiring residencies in China, Lebanon, Japan and other captivating destinations.

    Elena's expertise lies in sculpting and glazing, where her meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail shine through. Her creations bear the influence of her Russian heritage, paying homage to the rich cultural history of the region. Through her art, Elena beautifully weaves together traditional techniques with contemporary aesthetics, creating pieces that resonate with a sense of timeless beauty.

    Not only is Elena a master of her craft, but she also possesses a deep desire to share her knowledge and inspire others. She finds great joy in guiding aspiring artists and enthusiasts, helping them delve into the captivating world of pottery and unlocking the secrets of glazing. Her patient and warm-hearted approach makes learning a truly enriching experience for all.

    Nestled within the vibrant Thames Side Studio, Elena's workshop is a haven of creativity, where she collaborates and exchanges ideas with a diverse community of artisans. This dynamic environment fuels her creative spirit, allowing her to continuously explore new techniques and push the boundaries of her artistry.

    When you meet Elena, her calm demeanour and infectious smile immediately put you at ease. Her passion for her craft radiates through every conversation, and she has an uncanny ability to ignite that same passion within others. With her expertise and approachability, Elena ensures that each interaction becomes an extraordinary experience.

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    150 £

    par personne