Master Class: Creative in Clay

with Lincoln Mayne

3-Day | March 15 - 17th, 2024 | 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Creative in Clay is a mind-opening workshop that teaches new playful ways to engage with your creativity.

This workshop is designed to help artists and designers transition to a more distinctive and unique creative voice. In this workshop, you will learn techniques that will expand your capacity to explore, experiment, let go of perfectionism, and allow failure to be part of the creative process. 

Creative in Clay is a hand-building workshop focused on form. We will cover all the basic hand-building techniques from slab work, coiling, pinch potting hollow forms, and extruding. This workshop is about inspiring your creativity. If you are new to clay this is the perfect jump-start to get you creating fast, and if you are experienced this is an ideal opportunity to apply everything you've learned in entirely new ways.

Lincoln Mayne was born in 1971 in Sydney Australia and currently lives and works between Los Angeles and New York City. Mayne studied fine arts at Claremont School of Arts Perth Western Australia graduating with a sculpture major in 1996. He has been a wandering artist of both medium and geography for the past 25 years working in Australia, the UK, and the United States.

He has worked in many mediums and creative environments before focusing on ceramics, where his fascination lies in how it effortlessly endures with its chameleon qualities.

*All levels are welcomed

*All materials are included

*Conducted in English

Workshop Schedule

Day 1

  • Slide Presentation: Learning to engage visually with your work.
  • Clay exercise: Double pinch pot hollow form, slab work.
  • Slide presentation: Introduction to new creative techniques.
  • Clay exercise: Rapid experimentations with form, practice non-preciousness.
  • Make 2 compositions, one final, one experimental.

Day 2

  • Review of yesterday's topics.
  • Slide presentation: Examination of hand-building examples.
  • Exercise: Experiment with bold compositions using newly learned techniques.
  • Work on the final composition.

Day 3

  • Exercise with experimental compositions.
  • Continue final composition.
  • Review workshop topics and open discussion.
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