Porcelain workshop held by renowned artist

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Delicate tea light candle holders made from porcelain.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum’s Education Department celebrates the start of 2017 with an exciting porcelain workshop with renowned Free State ceramicist, Pauline van Tonder. Van Tonder has been specialising in porcelain for more than a decade and has worked as a ceramicist for almost 25 years.

She gained mentorship and guidance from the renowned ceramicist, John Shirley. Van Tonder is fascinated by the translucent qualities of porcelain, which is evident in her meticulous and delicately sculpted porcelain pieces. Van Tonder will share her expertise and craftsmanship by presenting a workshop during which attendees will learn how to sculpt their own hand-crafted porcelain tea light candle holders.

This workshop is taking place on 25 February from 9:00 to 12:00 at the museum. It is ideal for individuals interested in learning to work with porcelain; no previous experience of working in ceramics is needed. Anyone interested in learning the fine art of porcelain sculpting is welcome to attend.

The workshop fee is R250 and includes all materials, the firing of the candle holders and tea-time refreshments. The attendees should bring their own embossed paper, lace or doilies to make an imprint on the clay, as well as a craft knife, an apron and a rolling pin. As limited space is available, booking for the workshop is essential.

To book, or for any enquiries, please contact Yolanda de Kock at 051-011-0525 (ext 200) or yolanda@nasmus.co.za.