Updated: Oct 16, 2022
We were thrilled to welcome The Clay Project to klöver haus in Northern Ireland. The Clay Project was created by local ceramicists Rebecca Killen and Laureanne Kootstra. Their ceramic workshops explore the wonderful world of clay through collaborative events across Northern Ireland.
Pair of Christmas Baubles
In this 2 hour hands on adult workshop, participants explore the creative process of slip casting to make a pair of Christmas baubles. During the workshop, there is an opportunity to work with porcelain casting slip, a selection of plaster moulds and coloured porcelain. Laureanne and Rebecca provide guidance on refining the cast pieces and teach how to apply surface decoration. The final result is a pair of unique porcelain Christmas baubles!
Mono Printing onto Clay
In this 2.5 hour adult workshop, participants explored the process of mono printing onto porcelain using plaster, underglazes and porcelain paper clay. Rebecca and Laureanne took everyone through the complete process from designing and painting the image to applying the wet clay and peeling off the print. The final pieces were taken away to be high fired in a kiln and mounted in a box frame ready for hanging on a wall.
Terracotta Plant Pot
In this upcoming 2.5 hour hands on workshop, participants cut, joined and layered rich terracotta clay and used sgraffito decoration to bring their pots to life. Designed for beginners, Rebecca and Laureanne carefully demonstrated every step of the process. Pots were taken away for firing and returned to klöver haus. All equipment and materials were supplied and absolutely no experience was necessary!
You can purchase Rebecca Killen's work in the in klöver online shop here and view our full programme of creative workshops here. Alternatively, please feel free to call in to klöver haus to have a chat or browse our range of original paintings and prints by local artists.