My workshops are live as of today on hotcourses. Lookilook!
“William Morris (1834-1896)…pointed out that the process of making something of their own will stimulates people’s happiness. As archaeology shows, humans have been creating numerous types of art in the process of bringing out and expressing their wishes related to their well-being, to a variety of materials, thus, releasing themselves from the anxieties and insecurities they felt from their environment. One of the most frequently used was clay.”
This review of a show that focuses on terracotta in ceramic Art and Perception is really poignant for me right now. So if William Morris was ok with clay and wellbeing, who is to say it needs to be hidden away and conceptualised in a post-modern anxiety?
This takes us right back to the beginning about art and wellbeing for me. The two are so integrated for me it’s a no-brainer. It doesn’t mean there is no rigour in reflection and the endless reinvention possible with clay, a material that endures through the whole of civilisation, is foremost. To share this, how amazing!
Of course my regular visits to the British Museum lately are no coincidence to these reflections, maybe??
This is the reason for my latest hush. Revamping the website, and I am not done yet (biography and media pages will receive more information). ! But roll up roll up…the dates for my new programme of one day courses for the summer 2014 are available to book. Visit my online shop for more details, or email me if you have any questions.
I will be adding some testimonials from participants of the summer 2013 programme soon!!