Sunday, 7 January 2018

Meet Our Members Feature - Rebecca English

Rebecca English - Ceramic Artist

Mirva member Rebecca is a potter living in Penwith, Cornwall and is deeply inspired by Cornwall's wild scenery in her work.
Rebecca studied art at Portsmouth then moved to Ireland where she painted extensively.
After the birth of her daughter,she moved to Cornwall and fell in love with clay, attending classes at Penwith art school,learning and exploring different techniques and discovering her own styles for creating with clay and never looked back!
Rebecca now works from her home studio which she built up herself. Her work is mostly wheel-thrown and her delicate style often favours a sgraffitio method, which involves etching designs into the clay.

Mirva Workshops this February!
Rebecca is running a Clay Day and Potter's Wheel workshop on Tuesday 20th Feb.
Due to popularity, she will be offering it twice, from 10.30am to 1pm and again at 2pm to 4.30pm.
Spaces are limited for the best possible experience all round, so grab your slot now for whichever session-time suits you best!
£35 per person-booking can be made via paypal to rebeccaenglish2[at]hotmail.co.uk.

Your creations will be fired for you to collect at a later date at no extra cost!

Rebecca will be demonstrating sgraffito along with other techniques at her workshop and you will also have the opportunity to have a go on the potters wheel, with guidance producing a pot or bowl which you can decorate and leave for firing to be collected at a later date.
You will also learn the basis of different hand-building techniques such as coiling and slabbing.
Rebecca says this day will be a fun, exciting experience! Time to bring out your inner child and remember what it's like to play with clay!



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