Park Inspired Ceramics with Lili John

Heritage Open Day Workshops

Photograph by Cat Lane

Saturday 18 September


Spaces are limited to one workshop per person across our adult activities, this is to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to take part. If there are free spaces on the day, these will be offered to walk-ins on a first come, first served basis. 

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Who is this workshop suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
Guided by artist Lili John, use found natural tools from Great Linford Manor Park to add texture and pattern onto slabs of clay, which will become your hand-built pots and vases. Your creation will be taken home with you at the end of the session, where you can dry it and seal it with a combination of paint and PVA glue. Alternatively, sprinkle wild flower seeds into your clay before rolling it out, place your final un-fired piece in your garden or plant pot on the balcony, and wait for nature to take over. 

What will I need to bring?
You may wish to bring a sketchbook to draw designs and make notes. Aprons or coveralls should be worn at all times, along with hair-ties and closed-toe shoes.

Face masks must be worn at all times, unless exempt.

Ceramic Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).

Lili John is a British Multi- Media artist who is inspired by her dual Celtic & African heritage. 

Download our Ceramic Studio Handbook for further details on our studio terms of use.

Photographs and/or video will be taken during this workshop
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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