Mindful Ceramics

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Mindful Ceramics

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Every Friday, 2nd August - 20th September (inclusive), 4pm - 7pm
$540 for the eight week course, bookings by phone (02) 4759 3478 or in store today. Or please register your interest online and one of our friendly staff will be in touch to finalise your reservation.

Payment plans are available (eight payments of $67.50)! Please enquire in store.

Learn how to cultivate mindfulness, natural joy and stillness to transform a piece of clay into a beautiful, functional and timeless ceramic object. We will learn how to move at ‘the pace of mindfulness’ as we work, interact with others and observe ourselves. Through the exploration of specific mindfulness techniques, we will bring a joyful focus and a powerful sense of ease to our work and to our lives. Each student will take home three glaze-fired pieces that they've created at the end of the course.

What to expect:

You will learn to make ceramic cups and bowls using your own joyful presence and energy. You will learn how to trim them and learn about glazing materials and techniques. We will explore our own thought patterns as we work and how fast we can move through life in a way that allows us to maintain a sharp but gentle awareness.

What’s included:

A 3 hour Mindful Ceramics practice with artist E. John Hattom for the duration of 8 weeks. All clay, tools and glazes are provided. Each student will have the opportunity to take home three glaze-fired pieces of stoneware. Both bisque and glaze firings are included in the cost of the course.

About your tutor:

E. John Hattom is a ceramicist of the Japanese aesthetic and is creative director of Ghatikara Gallery and Studio in Bullaburra. He is founder of the Harrisonburg Meditation Center in Virginia, USA, and is author of the book, ‘The Heart Blooms in Silence: Reflections from a Year in Solitary Meditation.’ John has studied Theravada, Tibetan, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean Buddhism. He brings his extensive knowledge of mindfulness and meditation to this ceramics course. John has a certificate in Mindful Education (K-12) from The Mindful Schools in Emeryville, California.

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