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Jane Sawyer, Collapse, 2021. Photo: Peter Bonifacio

Kick-Starting your Creative Journey

Workshop with Jane Sawyer

Sunday 11th February 2024, 10am - 4pm


Full: $70

Concession: $55



TAMA Studio – Ararat Gallery TAMA



Join ceramic artist Jane Sawyer for this one day workshop designed particularly for serious students or practitioners who are looking to fill some gaps in their conceptual development. Jane will share her journey with clay and teach you some practical structured methods and approaches designed to unlock your own unique journey in your creative practice. Weaving a dialogue through reflection, analysis and using personal responses to objects, she will turn the mirror to your own work to create meaningful pathways for the future. Expect tears and revelations whilst unlocking new thinking processes!

While practitioners working with clay will particularly benefit from Jane’s teaching, the workshop content is highly transferable across different mediums. All serious students or practitioners are welcome, regardless of medium.

→ Suitable for ages 16 and over
→ 12 places available
→ BYO lunch
→ Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!

About the artist
Jane Sawyer is an exhibiting ceramic artist and director of Slow Clay Centre, Melbourne, Australia. She is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and has served on the boards of Craft Victoria on The World Craft Council Australia. After completing a degree in art education in the 1980’s she deepened her commitment to ceramics by training for over five years with traditional studio potters in Australia (with Andrew Halford) and Japan (with Shussai Gama). Her post-graduate thesis titled The Evocative Object (MFA VisArt, RMIT University, 2002) looked at the power of functional objects to create connection through touch.

Jane’s work draws on a blend of contemporary design, craft practice and conceptual curiosity. She eschews categorisation as her versatile ceramic objects often inhabit a territory in between all the above. Whether engaging the tactile sense corporeally through a humble tea cup or visually through sculptural pieces and installations, fluidity, movement and a keen interest in materiality are her pathways guided by an overriding interest in the object as a catalyst for connection and meaning. To find out more about Jane and see examples of her work visit her website janesawyer.com.au or find her on Instagram @janesawyer1

This event is held in conjunction with SIXTY: The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary 1962–2022, a special Australian Design Centre On Tour exhibition project presented in partnership with The Australian Ceramics Association. Click here to learn more about this exhibition on ADC’s website.

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