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Raku alternative firing workshop
May
25
12:30 PM12:30

Raku alternative firing workshop

"What you feel with your hands and your whole body, and see with your eyes, is what you get. "- Raku Kichizaemon

Raku is achieved through special glazes fired in a gas kiln designed for low firing, which we now (in the 'west) call a 'raku' kiln.  When the glaze reaches the melting point (recognized by color of the fire about 1,000 C) the pots are removed, red hot, from the kiln and placed outside of the kiln to cool quickly.  We get really rich, exciting pots through raku firing with bronze/gold metallic finishes, flashes of blue, cracked ancient-looking glazes and even the imprints of feathers and horse hair!

If you’re interested in the firing process, decorating (glazing and painting) and like fire, this workshop is for you :) email natasha@clayhands.co.za to book

R800 per person 12h30 - 19h00. Only a few spots left.

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Porcelain tealight candleholders
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

Porcelain tealight candleholders

Our annual mother's day porcelain workshop🕯️💛 12 May 09:30 - 13:00. Come make a series of three beautiful, delicate porcelain tealight candle holders

We will be working with pressing textures into slabs of porcelain clay to create interesting surfaces that play with the magic of light. Pure white paper porcelain lends itself wonderfully to capturing the glow of a candle as it can be worked much thinner than most clays, naturally allowing light to pour through the ware.


 Items will be fired and ready for collection 4-6 weeks after the workshop. .
Cost per person is R550 and in honour of our mothers, if you bring a mom (doesn't have to be yours) you both get R50 off. All levels of clay experience welcome. 💛

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Making anything!
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Making anything!

Email natasha@clayhands.co.za to book in for this workshop on Saturday 13th April 10h00 - 13h00. Open to anyone, no previous clay experience required. In the spirit of family day on April 22nd you are welcome bring your child (if over 7 years). R420 per person. 

It’s the studio’s first birthday so we’re giving away 2 free spots for this workshop, be sure to enter via instagram to stand a chance to win these spots!

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Listening In
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Listening In

Listening In with Tash of Clay Hands and Yanna Emerge is back – on a Saturday morning!

Join us for 4 hours of silent communion, moving through an introspective yoga practice into authentic clay expression. This is time for you to Be alone in a held space. You will be guided through processes that invite a gentle exploration of what's happening inside while offering tools to express what you might find.

Bodies and clay have the same elemental composition and here we use them to connect to and express our essential selves.

Some yoga and clay experience is beneficial, but mostly a willingness to work with inner material in a curious and self-compassionate way.

DETAILS
Saturday 30th March
at @196 Victoria, in Woodstock
9-13h
With an optional bring & share picnic afterwards
R450 (includes all materials, your fired clay creation, and light refreshments)

We facilitate an intimate group so please book soon to avoid disappointment. You can email Yanna at romanoyanna@gmail.com for more information.

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Live Model Sculpture course with Lissa Claassens
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Live Model Sculpture course with Lissa Claassens

Really excited to be hosting Lissa Claassens of Earth Play Studio (my mom) who will be guiding participants on how to sculpt the (beautiful) naked human form with a live model in this 2-day mini course. Participants will learn about working with clay, proportion and advanced sculpting techniques as well as how to prep the sculpture for firing. We will have a live model turned on a ‘lazy Susan’ every ten minutes.

Saturday 9th March 10:00 -16:30 AND Sunday 10th March 10:00 - 13:00
R1500pp

No previous experience with clay is necessary. This workshop is for adults only.
Firing will be done for you with collection at a later date.
This workshop is hugely popular so book quickly!

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Botanical impressions
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Botanical impressions

Botanical impressions in clay one-off wonder workshop - In this exciting workshop we’ll be playing with the wonders of nature and the fine imprints the cellulose structure of leaves and flowers can leave. All organic matter can give fine impressions in the clay- a beautiful marriage of nature meets nature. Transformed through the alchemy of fire your piece will last forever (kinda like a fossil, no?) Come play! The invitation is to focus on the prints so we’ll be making very simple slump bowls or plates as our canvas.

Saturday 16th February 14h00 - 17h00. Cost R420pp. Open to all levels of clay experience and all nature lovers!

Optional: join for a free botanical forage walk on the pipe track/ Deer park on the morning of the 16th February (tbc)

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Listening In February
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Listening In February

LISTENING IN 
a soulful night of intuitive movement and clay with @emerge.space & I. 🔹To enter into a deeper dialogue with what’s moving inside, and to give it expression through earthly form. Beautiful music curated by Odon holds the process. 🔹Tuesday 5 Feb, 18h30-21h30. R450 for all materials, a warm and healthy vegan dinner, and your fired clay item when it’s ready. 🔹Please contact romanoyanna@gmail.com to book soonest as there is very limited space. 🔹This will be our fifth gathering, and we will be focusing on communication. Everyone is welcome because no experience is needed. 
#fromtheinsideart #mindfulmovement#clayhandsclayearth #intuitiveart

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Free demo and talk
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Free demo and talk

Ceramacists Sibel and Cemalettin Sevim from the Anadolu University of Turkey will be offering a free demonstration and talk on slip trailing and throwing next Tuesday 22nd January. Join us for this chance to connect and broaden knowledge, all curious minds welcome. Hosted by Imiso Ceramics at Clay Hands studio (196 Victoria, Woodstock) 18h30 - 21h00. Please RSVP to reserve your seat to marketing@imisoceramics.co.za.

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Listening In November
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Listening In November

Listening In is a monthly movement, music and clay event offered by @emerge.space and I. An immersive soundscape and minimal words hold the space for gentle exploration into what's moving inside, to go within

R420 includes materials, a healthy soup and your fired clay artwork (ready for collection at later time). Book soon, space is limited - romanoyanna@gmail.com x

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Pitcher workshop
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Pitcher workshop

✨ Pitcher workshop✨Come make a water pitcher (ready for collection at a later date) on the evening of Tuesday 11th September. Cost R380pp.
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Contact me on natasha@clayhands.co.za to reserve a space.
All levels of clay experience welcome. 

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 Listening In
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Listening In

Listening In is a monthly movement, music and clay event offered by @emerge.space and I. An immersive soundscape and minimal words hold the space for gentle exploration into what's moving inside, to go within

R420 includes materials, a healthy soup and your fired clay artwork (ready for collection at later time). Book soon, space is limited - romanoyanna@gmail.com x

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bowling workshop
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

bowling workshop

✨ 𝐁𝐨𝐰𝐥ing workshop✨🥗 Come make a set of 2 beautiful bowls for your home (ready for collection at a later date) on the evening of Tuesday 28th August. Cost R380pp.
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Contact me on natasha@clayhands.co.za to reserve a space. All levels of clay experience welcome. 

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Listening In
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Listening In

Listening In is a monthly movement, music and clay event offered by @emerge.space and I. An immersive soundscape and minimal words hold the space for gentle exploration into what's moving inside, to go within and see what comes out

R420 includes materials, a healthy soup and your fired clay artwork (ready for collection at later time). Book soon, space is limited - romanoyanna@gmail.com x

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Listening In
Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

Listening In

Listening In 🔸Tues 3 July 🔸 music, yoga and clay immersion at our studios at @196victoria
I'm so happy to be holding this amazing space again with @emerge.space , something near to our hearts. This gently-guided nonverbal space is an opportunity to turn within - an invitation to connect with and express your body's innate creativity through movement and sculpture. “You move and the clay moves with you,” says Aneta Regel. R420 includes all materials and your fired clay item when it’s ready. DM if you want to join us 🔸this will be a monthly thing

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