Collective Clay Workshop

Saturday 18 November 2023, Collective Clay Workshop. From 14:00 to 18:00

Do you enjoy working with clay or would like to try but haven’t had the opportunity yet?
Would you be interested in taking part in a collaborative art project?
Would you like to find inspiration in building community and resisting oppression while creating art?

You are welcome to a fun evening of making and sharing in this Collective Clay Workshop at Joe’s Garage. You can use the workshop as an introduction to experimenting with clay as a material, though you are also invited to take part in the beginning stages of a larger collaborative art project.

The host of this workshop (Daarta) is a multidisciplinary artist and Fine Arts and Design student of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy currently working on a project that entails creating ceramic objects that embody oppressive patriarchal forces – which will then be destroyed in an installation-ritual-performance later this year, symbolizing release and liberation.
The collaborative aspect in creating the objects together is a very important part of the work.
The objects serve as effigies and can take any shape and form that represents what the subject means to you personally.

Another aspect of this project is creating a space for sharing, reflecting and exchanging thoughts on building a different world outside of capitalism through community and collective creation and making.
After the workshop, the clay objects will be collected and bisque fired in a kiln. You will be able to come pick them up or allow them to be saved for the performance (which you are also welcome to participate in).

Donations for the costs of the clay are welcome if your financial situation allows it, but not mandatory at all.