CLASS, 🐝 Bee & butterfly water station dish, SE7, 8th July
Join one of the multiple 45min sessions that I will be running during the Sherington School summer fair, [SE7 7JP] on July 8th, within the spacious and custom built light and airy Creation Station, a dedicated arts space at the school. All welcome, this is a public event *& do book ahead, these sessions always sell out*.
(NB: I have added an additional session at 12 before the fair starts ONLY for the parents who are setting up. If you are prepared to help out with the fair set-up whilst your children are with me then go ahead and book.)
Small groups of eight at a time will work with studio stoneware clay. We'll roll, cut, stamp & model inside the dish to create a dish to provide a much needed water station for bees and butterflies in gardens, on window sills or porches. Bees and butterflies need shallow dishes where they can land near water to drink and the modeled relief inside provides a standing or alighting area for drinking without drowning.
(*suitable for adults and children, & I’m used to helping children but pre-school children will need your help so please book a space alongside them. No sharp tools.)
Your dish will be fired and glazed. I know you'll be keen to collect the finished work so I have arranged with GG Sparkes [Butchers at Blackheath Standard] to be the collection point from August 18th.
This activity shouldn't be too messy but so bring an apron if you like. This aims to be inclusive and accessible for all. Cost includes class, all materials, glazing & two kilns firings.
Do flag any particular needs for teaching, inclusivity or accessibility on your order notes. I have DBS certification & liability insurance.
NB: There will be an open table for untaught clay work nearby which can be used free of charge, for fun on the day but this work will not be fired.
How to use your dish
🐝 Set your glazed dish outside. Add a teaspoon of sugar to help attract by scent, add some water around the relief that we will model onto the dish and know that you are giving vital help to our essential pollinators.🦋