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Clay work, exploring hand modelling
techniques is one of the two main fine art activities we
offer. Workshops may be in
mask making, bust and sculpture making (both derived from the “
In studio practice and production, our
artists may use the potters’ wheel and plaster casting
techniques a lot. However during outreach projects in
school, one requires some clay, old news paper and some
simple tools. The emphasis is on the use of hands (which can
be described as the best tools for pottery and clay work).
The use of “low-tech” but very effective methods is in line
with the approach used by many crafts men and women in
Mask making is one of the most popular
clay activities. Also based on the casting techniques from
“Ancient Benin”, this activity also draws links to other
carving and aesthetic traditions from different parts of
Shapes or patterns may be derived by
drawing links to the historic traditions or modern cultures
of such famous “tribes” as the Yoruba, Akan, Masai or the
We have some techniques. Do you have
clay and old news paper? ARE YOU READY TO HAVE A GO? Please
get in touch with us.
We are ready! Whether it is in school, an after-school setting or during a community event. (Please remember, all we need is some clay, old news papers, some simple tools and our hands).