Phil Elson Ceramics Demonstration & Workshop

It is with great pleasure that Central Craft announce a weekend demonstration & workshop event with master ceramicist Phil Elson, taking place on Saturday May 11th & Sunday May 12th here at Central Craft.

Phil has exhibited and is represented nationally and internationally and brings 30 years of ceramics practice to us, informed by the traditional ceramics cultures of Asia and pushing into sculptural and architectural fields with multi-piece installations after he was awarded a three month Australia Council Studio residency in Barcelona, Spain. Using Southern Ice translucent porcelain in glazed and monochromatic high-fired ways, he focuses on the development of form, particularly the form of the bowl.

SATURDAY MAY 11 th , 9:30 – 4:30

Phil’s Saturday demonstration will begin with a brief viewing of images of the artist’s work and will then focus on the thrown form and emphasize the key elements of wheel – thrown work. The important aspects of clay preparation, centering, shape and form will all be covered in the demonstration . Phil will display his throwing technique utilizing the bowl form which is often considered c entral to his arts practice. He is renowned for throwing larger pieces and will cover techniques used in the making of this work. Phil will also cover his techniques for turning and finishing forms that are thrown on the wheel.

Morning & afternoon tea provided. Bring along your lunch, a notepad, pen and camera.

Saturday Demonstration:
$70.00 Central Craft members / $90.00 non-members

SUNDAY MAY 12 th , 9:30 – 4:30

The Sunday workshop will be a participatory day where students will have the opportunity to be ‘hands on’ with the clay and work side by side on the wheel with Phil. Students will be given the opportunity to make their own work under Phil’s direction and to see and hear ways of improving their own throwing technique.

Morning & afternoon tea provided. Please bring your own lunch, a notepad, pen, camera, apron or old shirt. Workshop participants must wear closed shoes.

All necessary materials are provided for the Sunday workshop.

Sunday Workshop:
$120.00 Central Craft members / $150.00 non-members

Spaces are limited so bookings are essential for both days. Each day can be attended independently. No previous wheel-throwing experience is necessary. ph: 08 8952 4417 / email: [email protected]

1112 May 2013
9:30am – 4:30pm
Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs
Sat $70 Members $90 Non members Sun $120 Members $150 Non members