Workshop - “Regarding Clay” with Andrea Piller, Ember Studio
Skill set required: beginner’s level with some artistic skill-set
ALL Materials included: including clay and tools. Participants will leave their finished clay project to be kiln-dried and shipped when complete
About Andrea Piller
Andrea’s vessels and sculptures are inspired by interpretations and translations of found material and vistas. Frequenting the shores of Lake Ontario in the area where she lives. The way she works is captivated by the shifting seasons, the land, sky and shorelines that surround her.
A specific memento held, like a seed pod, is contemplated upon, a souvenir to conjure memory and connect to people, place or event and subsequently to one’s emotional and political landscape. This preliminary work sets groundwork for the energy and process applied to her ceramic sculptural pieces. Her finished work acts as metaphor for human experience. They allude to her sense of beauty as a fragment of something larger and always personal. Choosing clay as her medium is deliberate and pays attention to it’s history as craft and the ceramic studio movement in Canada.
About this Workshop
Join us in the Studio Loft at Chetwyn Farms - our newly converted 1800s barn, where this small intimate group will work in an open, airy space with the instructor Andrea Piller. Watch alpacas in the nearby pastures from the floor to ceiling windows in the studio space, enjoy a light lunch and other refreshments. This 4 hour workshop is followed by a hands-on “Alpaca Encounter”, a guided tour of the alpaca farm and the glorious fleece they produce.
Participants will receive e-mail notification closer to date of workshop confirming final details including parking, suitable clothing, footwear etc.,
This and other workshops presented at Chetwyn Farms are generously supported by The Province of Ontario and RTO9 Regional Tourism.