Architectural hand-built ceramics with Tom Summers


22 Mar 2022

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (AEST)

30 King Street, Bowen Hills, across the street from artisan
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About the workshop:

Unleash your inner architect with Tom Summers as he guides you through the creation of a small ceramic sculptural piece influenced by modern architecture. Your masterpiece can be left as a standalone sculptural piece or you can choose to make it into an incense holder. You will learn the skill of working with clay slabs to make ceramics. This unique skill differs from general hand-building with coils/pinch pots, and allows for a much sharper appearance in the finished product.

Your works will be taken away for firing and will be ready for collection from Artisan within two weeks.

Artisan will provide: a handout with pictures of how to roll out the slabs of clay and a short description of how to attach slabs together; pre-rolled clay slabs that have been dried to the appropriate consistency; and tea, coffee and snacks.

Be sure to bring clothes that can get dirty (aprons will be provided as a safety measure), closed in shoes and your imagination!

About Tom Summers:

Tom Summers is a ceramicist who has been practicing since 2018. His specialty is in hand-building – using a combination of moulds, coiling and slab building – to create vessels with a signature architectural style.  Spending the last three years in Brisbane, he has quietly gathered a following that has led to his works being stocked in specialty boutiques and gallery stores both in Brisbane and interstate. From 2022, Tom Summers is expanding his practice by being part of the prestigious Jam Factory Associate’s Program in Adelaide. 

This workshop is an event developed for the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival 2022, an initiative of Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland.


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