We have finally been given all the approvals and we have the permit to go ahead with the Mud Room build. While the long wait has been extremely frustrating for all concerned, and once again we thank you for you patience, we think it will be very very soon that the first works are done. Once that slab is poured (any day now and there will be photos), the building should go up pretty quickly and then we'll have our space! For classes. For workshops. For hire. For events. So exciting!!!
Onto the news. We have our one and only ClayStation presentation for 2019 coming up which will occur right after our AGM on Sunday, November 17! If anyone would like to join us on the Committee, we would welcome some fresh faces and energy for the next exciting phase of Castlemaine Clay. Get in touch and let us know!
We are very fortunate to be hosting one very special ClayStation presentation in 2019. In early 2019 Melbourne ceramic artist, Amy Kennedy undertook a 10-week artist residency at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (SCCP) in Japan. Her project during this time was to create a series of large scale sculptural works using unique ceramic-glass hybrid materials. These works would explore concepts of energy and force, referencing the physical landscape. This is the fourth international artist residency that Amy has undertaken and in late 2018 she launched the program, The International Artist, to use her skills and experiences to help other artists land the international artist residency of their dreams. She now works with Artists one-on-one to take them through all the important steps within an artist residency application process. She loves this work, because she knows the life changing impact artist residencies have had on her personally and professionally.
Amy will be sharing her Shigaraki residency experience with us in this very special ClayStation and would like to offer a gift to participants in the form of a complimentary session with her to discuss international artist residencies.
More details about both Amy's ClayStation presentation and the AGM will be emailed/posted/spruiked in the coming days, so stay tuned.