Learn to sculpt, paint and print with clay at new individual and group classes in W6
In recent years ceramic artist Zoe Lloyd has pursued parallel creative and educational careers. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art she has combined her love of making and exhibiting her own work with teaching (she also has a PGCE from the Institute of Education) at Wood Lane High School and the West London Free School and giving creative art classes to elderly people with dementia.
Now Zoe is bringing together all the strings of her bow by offering group and one-to-one ceramics tuition at Studio Lloyd Rena in one of the railway arches on Cambridge Grove in Hammersmith. ‘It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. From September I’ll be holding classes in hand-building, print-making and sculpting with clay and students can also learn how to make and apply their own glazes.
‘The workshops will be during the day, in the evening and at weekends and I’ll provide the materials. No previous experience is necessary, everyone can learn at their own pace and all ages are welcome. The studio is the perfect space to learn. There are four electric ceramic kilns and I will also be offering a firing service for fellow ceramicists.’
Zoe’s own ceramics (available via her website) divide into two spheres; abstract sculptural pieces saturated with glazes and more functional plates, vases and tankards.
‘There’s so much you can do creatively with clay,’ she says. ‘As well as sculpting you can paint, print and draw and, as I hope my new students will discover, it’s such a therapeutic and exciting material with which to work.’
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