“knowledge gained through the hands is integral to seeing, thinking and learning”
I feel it is very important that people develop a basis of 3-D hand skills particularly children growing up. These skills are crucial to carry out so many tasks in life. Manual and artistic skills are too often side-lined in favour of the academic.
Use of the hands changes the way we think. It allows us to think problems through, rehearse and remember actions, respond to the materiality of the world. Working with materials opens up differences in quality and characteristics that help refine focus of attention. As these differences are noticed, accurate description is required hence contributing to development of vocabulary. Hand skills help develop the acuity of vision and attention necessary in literacy and language development, understanding of volume, weight and real world 3D problems. Fingers and head alone are not enough.
Find out more here about: What can clay teach you?
I love to teach and pass on the skills I have acquired through my years of ceramic education, experience as a maker/designer and experience in business supplies and sales. I think the handmade is so important and essential to our society and keeping craft skills in particular alive, appreciated and educated. There is room in this world for everyone so share and share alike!
I am currently not available for any tuition or classes. I will update this page and social media when I release availability for classes and one to one tuition again.
If you are still interested in Pottery Groups/Classes/Small parties please contact my good friend Laura at Rosegift Cottage Crafts based in Portglenone - I can highly recommend her! :)
Laura @ Rosegift Cottage Crafts: 07738029459