TIM CLARKSON - Participating Workshop
Sunday 20 May, 2018, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Place: Malvern Artists' Society Studios, 1297 High Street Malvern
Inquiries and Bookings: Anna Maas
ph: 0416 085 002
Tim Clarkson, an accomplished and sought-after creator of exquisite sculptural ceramics, will present a full day participating workshop on hand building origami style works - 'From Concept to Form'.
For this workshop participants will bring along ideas (sketches, images, photos) of subjects that they would like to represent in clay - 'origami style'
Tim will discuss steps involved in analysing the form of the subject - deconstructing and reducing it to essential angles and planes, and address balance, space and arrangement.
Once the sketch of the deconstructed subject has been completed, participants will use it to construct a three dimensional mock-up of its form using card.
Card templates will be made and used for the construction of the subject in clay.
Tim will demonstrate techniques for making slabs, including the technique of 'throwing' slabs.
Tim will demonstrate cutting out individual shapes from slabs using card templates, and joining slabs to each other. This will include techniques for joining slabs, and balancing forms during construction.
He will demonstrate techniques for tapering edges to achieve refined angles and assist participants in constructing a unique 'origami style' form.
Conclude with discussion on surface finish and firing.
Tim Clarkson graduated with a Doctor of Fine Arts from RMIT University, works from his studio at Montsalvat, Australia’s oldest Artist Colony.
Represented in the collections of Bendigo Art Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery, Manningham Art Gallery.
Commissions include: Crown Metropol Hotel Melbourne, Marriott Hotel Sydney and the Mandarin Oriental, China.
Tim's art is found in private collections throughout the world.