This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.
Clay? No Way! Explore a different way of dimensional “pot-making” with fabric, paper, stitch and embellishments and create a selection of little pinch pots with needle and thread!
Traditionally, pinch pots were the simplest of pottery vessels, using fingers to mold the clay – in this workshop we’ll take a similar approach but change up our medium and incorporate new ways of working and exploring the possibilities.
In this workshop students will delve into the art of mark making, stitch, embellishments and dimensional work while exploring the interplay of paints, inks, and fabric.
Students begin with choosing fabrics and applying texture and pattern, using a variety of tools, stamps, stencils and more, then auditioning the selection while considering theme, colour and potential shapes. A wide variety of possible shapes and forms come to life with cutting and draping, more stitching and embroidery. Both external and interior support structures may be implemented, and time will be spent in exploring of ideas to utilize handles, holders, and accessories while working within individual themes.
With added embroidery and embellishments, students bring their unique designs to life, crafting several charming fabric pots that are unique, and individual and serve as containers of creativity.
This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.
As an award winning textile artist, Susan lives on Pender Island BC, the traditional lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Tsawout peoples.
She has always been excited by applying layers of dyes and paints to achieve interesting pattern and texture to the surface of fabric, and she has been creating both contemporary wall and dimensional work since the early 1990’s. Rooted in her family's needlework traditions, her creations have evolved from functional to pioneering, embodying experimentation, exploration, and the essence of experience.Click here to read more about SUSAN PURNEY MARK