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Clay Sculpture with Robyn Varpins

Sunday 22nd of September | $149 including all materials, firing and complimentary lunch

Create a figure of an animal, person or an organic form for your home or garden.The clay you will be using is very quick and easy to use.

In a one day workshop you can expect to complete a figure that is a simplified form of a person or animal. We will explore the coil and slab techniques to build a form approximately 300mm high. The clay used is a robust raku clay so it can be built very quickly yet is also malleable and amiable.

Beginners can feel confident they will complete a sculpture that will amaze and satisfy you. Creating with clay is very calming and grounding.

After your sculpture has been fired, we will come back together to apply various colours of underglaze, and have the sculptures fired a second time.

Robyn Varpins has worked as an artist since finishing Art School in 1982. She has been involved in a wide variety of creative endeavours including teaching clay sculpture at the Fremantle Art Centre. She is also a qualified psychotherapy Counsellor, with a degree from Notre Dame University. Art and therapy dovetail together seamlessly, and allow a variety of therapeutic responses.

Robyn enjoys painting, but dedicates most of her time making sculptures in clay. Her loving rendition of the human form conveys her passion for sculpture and painting. Some of her clay pieces are stylized and symbolic, while others are realistic ... yet with a rawness that makes them very intimate. She leaves the clay unglazed to convey the interior experience of being human. Her use of coloured slips suggests her fascination with colour. The clay used is a strong raku clay that is suitable for in or outdoors, she fires them in her gas kiln. 

"The purpose of my art is to share with others the beauty I see ... I seek to portray a sense of peace and resolution. My subjects are calm and reflective and encourage a similar response in the viewer. I look beyond the visual to the essence of a thing ... to convey what is inside".

To secure your spot purchase your ticket via the link, be quick as numbers are limited.