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During this workshop participants will be guided through the process of making a hand-built ceramic mug using traditional pinching and coiling techniques. Ceramic artist and teacher, Claudia De Salvo, likes to facilitate a relaxed and creative setting in her workshops, allowing each individual the opportunity to develop their own design and create a functional piece of pottery fit for everyday use.  

After the workshop, Claudia will take the pieces to be fired in her own studio where they will be finished with her signature handmade glazes and posted to you when they are done.  

When| Thursday 15th September 

Time| 5.30pm – 8.00pm (5.30pm arrival for a 6.00pm start)
Bar & food trucks open from 4:00pm

Where| Fringe Pavilion, Wallace Nicoll Park, Currumbin Beach 

Cost| Adult $85 + bf   

Claudia De Salvo is a Gold Coast based ceramicist whose practice explores the conceptual, sculptural, and functional potential of the medium. Following the completion of her Bachelor of Fine Art at QCA and Masters in Creative Production and Arts Management at QUT, Claudia began working with clay and was immediately drawn into the world of ceramics. Drawing on her background in sculpture and installation art, Claudia has gone on to exhibit work in a number of exhibitions over the years. This her recent inclusion in the debut exhibition, Solid Gold, at Home of the Art on the Gold Coast along with a number of outdoor sculptural installations including work for Hidden Sculpture Exhibition (Sydney) and SWELL Sculpture festival (Gold Coast). In addition, Claudia has also developed bodies of work for galleries including The Third Quarter Gallery and Mas and Mieke Ceramic House Gallery Shop. Claudia has also developed collections that are stocked in a number of stores including GoMA Store and Artisan Queensland. When Claudia is not creating work in her studio she is often teaching ceramics, both wheel throwing and hand building at Mas and Miek Ceramic House. 

Image credit: Claudia De Salvo