Thursday, 22 September 2016

Jasmina Ajzenkol

Demonstration by Jasmina Ajzenkol ARBSA

Sculptures. Clay.
Discover how Jasmina makes the wonderful textured ceramic artworks on display in her ground floor solo show.

Free, drop-in session, no need to book
Time 08 October 2016 11am - 1pm 2 - 4pm
RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
B3 1SA

Jasmina lives in Solihull, UK where she has been working as a geotechnical engineer for nearly thirty years. She first discovered clay when she enrolled in an evening class, and fell in love as soon as she experienced the tactility of clay and its immediate response to her hands. She later obtained a City and Guilds certificate in Design and Craft in the context of ceramics. Jasmina's work is inspired by nature and life forms. The shapes of seedpods, shells and other underwater creatures have influenced her vessel forms. The rhythm of the landscape, such as the patterns created by wind blowing across the sand, or the rhythmic gradation of the beach from sand to gravel arranged in carefully sorted bands by the tide, are the inspiration for the texture, colour and surface quality of her work. Jasmina has exhibited in the RBSA gallery since 2013 and is a member of Midlands Potters' Association.

Information & images taken from RSBA website

Monday, 19 September 2016

Pottery closed for refurbishment until 26th September

Sundragon will be closed until Monday 26th September for refurbishment.
We do this to increase work space and you can monitor the progress on instagram.

You can still book a place at Fiona's pottery for beginners course which will start in our nicely done up pottery :)

Monday, 12 September 2016

Fiona Scanlan - Memberprofile in Midlands Potter's Newsletter

Here are a few bad pics of Fiona's memberprofile in the Midlands Potter's Newsletter of August/September 2016. She'll teach a course of handbuilding in our pottery this autumn, here is more info about this course.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Revised Studiofees and Opening Times

We revised our studiosubscription offers and our opening times on our What's on page; please have a look.

Also, our Fiona has an instagram account and will participate in the following exhibitions this autumn:

-- Why Not Gallery Burton on Trent Saturday 8th October to Saturday 6th November
-- Woodbridge Gallery Moseley, Birmingham - late Nov- early December 2016
-- Number 8 Gallery, Pershore, Worcs Thursday 13th April to Weds 24th May 2017

Pottery for Beginners: Workshop with Fiona Scanlan

This is a taught session starting Tuesday 27th September for 10 weeks (half term break 25th October).
Times -10.30-12.30.
Cost £90 + cost of completed items (30p per 100 g - this includes cost of clay, glaze and 2 firings). Students will learn hand building techniques - pinching, coiling, slabbing, press moulding, explore texture and decoration and be able to take completed items home.

To reserve your place on the course click this link
or copy and paste it: 

Friday, 12 August 2016

Fiona's actual website and Becky's wonderful jug

after you may have seen Fiona's facebook page, here's a link to Fiona's actual website

and here are her latest creations:

Fiona's lovely pots

 Becky's jug