Ceramics Course Self-Portrait Light/Dark

Actions Panel

Ceramics Course Self-Portrait Light/Dark

Create your own ceramic portrait during this 3+1 days intensive course.

By Atelier Ainoa

When and where

Date and time

June 9 · 10am - June 11 · 3pm CEST


Penningweg 91 91 Penningweg 1507 DG Zaandam Netherlands

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 2 days 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This 3+1 days intensive ceramics course is for people who are interested in ceramic sculpting and experimenting with the ideas about self-identity.

The first 3 x 5 h sessions happen on June 9-11 at 10-15 . During the friendly and inspiring sessions you will make two or more art pieces of clay that depict views to yourself both in light and dark, on a happy or rainy day. The style can be realistic or abstract. You are the artist.

The last session is on July 9 at 13-16. During the session you will glaze your works. Your ready works can be picked up after 2-4 wks.

The course starts with discussion about the self-portrait in art, and its importance in both artistic and individual growth. Seeing ourselves clearly enables us to live honestly and in peace with others.

Throughout the art history self-portraits have also been a mean to tell a story about the artist: either for advertising or manifesting her/his artistic mission.

While the clay transforms into a ceramic art piece in the process of sculpting, drying, firing and glazing, the creator also goes through a change in her own mindset. The versatility of clay invites you to search your own path while respecting the surprises on a way – sometimes delightful ones, sometimes incidents you need to adapt to.

The teacher is a ceramic artist Sanna Pöyhönen, who often uses her own self as inspiration for sculpting. Her series "the Great Ladies" explores the various faces of a woman in life, love and war.

The course suits both for beginners and more advanced ceramics students. In the beginning, we will go through the basic hand-building techniques.

Small group size 4-8 persons, prices include materials, tools and firing service. More info via email ainoaoffice@gmail.com. Ask also about private workshops.

About the organizer

Organized by
Atelier Ainoa