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Sun, 12 Feb


Riverside Cultural Centre

Make a Bowl (February 2023) - Clay Workshop 4 Kids

Make your own bowl, vase or cup from a ball of clay!

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Make a Bowl (February 2023) - Clay Workshop 4 Kids
Make a Bowl (February 2023) - Clay Workshop 4 Kids

Time & Location

12 Feb 2023, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Riverside Cultural Centre, 289 Main Road Lower Moutere, R.D.2, Upper Moutere 7175, New Zealand

About the Event

After running a couple of very popular clay workshops for kids in spring, we offer another opportunity to make a bowl, cup, or vase from scratch to children (8 years+).

Pottery is the art or craft of making objects (like dishes and vases, but also sculptures in many forms) out of clay.

There is nothing that feels quite like having your hands in clay. Pottery, and other ancient practices such as mindfulness and yoga, can be therapeutic; ceramicists have long argued the restorative benefits of creating with clay.

The tactile experience of kneading, shaping, and decorating what is essentially a piece of our earth, is grounding and calming... people of all ages are drawn to it. It is a physical-sensual-mental experience that doesn't require words. The physicality and limitless potential for creativity engage our muscles, fine motor skills, vision, and imagination – it is gentle and forgiving. And kids love it.

Tanja and Faline will help participants in this low-skill level workshop to gain a feel for the clay, create a simple pot and personalise it. Each piece is unique; children usually leave with a satisfied smile and a sense of pride.

This session is creative, 100% hands-on, and potentially very messy – please dress accordingly :) Clay stains may not wash out of some fabrics.

Please note that if you would like your children's work fired, you will not be able to take it home on the day, and there may be a small additional task. Unfired work does keep, but cannot get wet and is relatively fragile.

Limited to 12 participants, 8 years and older (younger kids are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult). Booking essential. 

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust. Please contact Tanja (education@riverside.org.nz) to discuss sponsorship options if you are struggling to meet the workshop fee or to enquire about more info.

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