Pottery Exhibition 2022
On Sunday 24th April we launched our ACL Pottery Exhibition in Chelmsford Library! We’re very proud of our talented learners and what better way to celebrate this then to share their creative work with everyone. Pop along to Chelmsford this month and visit the exhibition free of charge.
“Since joining the class I have met many different interesting people all with an open mind to learn a new skill and share knowledge with each other. I have produced six pieces of work since joining in October last year. My reason for joining was because my wife sadly died last year and I needed to occupy my time by learning a new skill, as I’ve always had an interest in pottery. And I have lots of ideas for new pieces of work which I hope to continue with throughout the year.”
“Having experienced the sudden loss of my husband, I was left with an empty house and crippling grief saturating my life. Looking at the ACL prospectus I enrolled on a selection of classes including pottery. This was to distract my emotions, fill my time, learn new skills, and surround myself with likeminded people.
I very soon found a great passion for pottery. This was due to the skills, warmth, and encouragement of the tutor Alex. The laughter and camaraderie of the fellow students, the limitless range of creative uses for clay, plus the mystery of what would come out of the kiln each week.
I have a sketch book crammed with ideas, and a brain full of imagination as to what the future projects will be. Excited to expand on diverse and abstract items, of which many friends will get to enjoy…or not!!!“
“Doing pottery is so different from my normal job as a graphic designer which is really good for the mind, it’s nice to have to think about designs in 3d and different textures and not being on the computer but shaping with my hands. I also love being able to mix with people of various ages and backgrounds which this course allows me to do.
I’d like to learn how to work with moulds and I have recently seen an interesting technique using patched of coloured clay to make bowls or vases with a collage effect which I would like to investigate. I am mainly interested in making fun, colourful homeware.“
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