1 Day Course: Vessel Artefacts – Singing Bowls - Camden Art Centre

Make your own ceramic ‘singing’ vessel artefact with Joanne Masding.

Joanne Masding will lead a 1/2 day session to guide you through making your own ‘singing’ vessel artefact. Taking reference from bodily artefacts and ceramic vessels from the Late Nariño period, which are said to have been made to record the importance of singing within a community, as a means of communicating and creating harmony.

Through the session you will explore the bodily language of ceramics, how clay speaks and moves, and explore ways that bodies meet clays. Participants will learn pinching and coiling techniques to make vessel forms and hand sculpting techniques to produce bodily clay pieces with hands, mouths and eyes resulting in your own singing vessel to take home after firing.

This course will cover:

  • Pinching and coiling techniques
  • Hand sculpting and joining clay
  • Making a singing vessel artefact

This course is suitable for those with little to no experience of ceramics. All materials and firing costs are included, size restrictions apply.

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Additional information

The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please visit our access page on our website for more information on getting here, parking and facilities.

Adults’ courses are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Evidence of concessionary status must be shown on the first day of the course.

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Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre. See Learning Agreement for details.

The Artist

Joanne Masding is an artist working in Birmingham, UK, and a director member of Modern Clay ceramics co-op. She is currently working on public artwork commission #makefuturevillagehistory, in Cardiff, Wales. Exhibitions include In the Peaceful Dome, Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2018; Touche Eclat, Workplace, Gateshead, 2017; Plaster Ghost Finger Cast, New Art Gallery, Walsall (solo), 2017. She has undertaken artist residencies with 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China, 2013; Research and Cultural Collections at University of Birmingham, UK, 2016; and Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2014. She made permanent commission Flimsy Signals, for developers Bruntwood in 2018, and received a fellowship from John Feeney Trust in 2017. In 2020 she received by nomination an Artist Award from Henry Moore Foundation. Joanne also runs the online sales platform Studio Outlet.