Photograph by Cat Lane
Spooky Ceramic Lanterns with Andrew Macdermott
Monday 26 October 2020
BookFree, we’ll send you a live Zoom link.
Material pack (Optional)
Collection from MKAC Saturday 24 October, 10am–4pm
What will be covered in the workshop?
Join ceramic artist Andrew Macdermott in a Spooktacular ceramic lantern making workshop using slab building techniques and items found at home. During this demonstration, participants will learn how to create slabs of clay to wrap around cylindrical objects and create a base for your lantern to sit on. You will learn how to use cross hatching and create a clay slip to secure pieces of your lantern together and will be shown how tools found around the house and outdoors can help to add texture and decoration to your final piece.
Families of all ages are welcome to watch the demonstration for free as we live stream on Zoom. For those wanting to give it a go alongside Andy, please see below for a list of things to get ready before you start. Some materials can be purchased at the time of booking and collected from Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
For inspiration on useful tools found around the home and outdoors to shape and decorate your lantern, check out Andy’s recent online creative learning video Pottery Tools Guide here.
You will need
Knife for cutting shapes into clay
Tools to decorate your clay (see Andy’s Pottery Tool Guide)
Bottle or thick tube for wrapping clay around
Pot of water
- Acrylic paint
- A clear work surface
Material packs include (recommended one per person)
- Halloween shape cutter
- Pottery Tool