WORKSHOP With Zsolt Faludi, Glen Huon.

The Tasmanian Ceramics Association is holding a workshop with professional ceramicist and teacher Zsolt Faludi at his home and studio 785 Glen Huon Road, Glen Huon on Sunday 17th March from 10.00-5.00, the home which he now shares with his partner  ceramist Nanna Bayer

This demonstration workshop will include clay making from local clay (and using it for building), throwing, turning, lids and handles, surface treatment and glazes.

It is an opportunity for participants to watch and learn from a very experienced and skilled ceramicist, who has been working with clay since his apprenticeship in Hungary with master potter Janos Dugar in 1980-83. Since migrating to Tasmania in 1984 Zsolt has held many solo exhibitions, participated in many group shows, taught extensively and is currently teaching at Polytechnic ceramics in Hunter Street. From 2006-12 he was head of SVPA, University of Tasmania in Launceston. He has won many awards and prizes and is represented in many private and public collections.

Following the workshop all are invited to partake in a pizza party, using Zsolt’s home-made pizza oven (those who want to join in this can bring favourite toppings or other dishes to be cooked in the oven such as veges or cake.  (More details for participants later).

Zsolt said of the workshop:

“My grandparents (on my fathers side) were small farmers back in Hungary. They ran a humble operation on a small farm growing crops and keeping farm animals; had veggie garden, orchard, and a vineyard: moreover, grandpa was an absolutely brilliant beekeeper. It was a fantastic place to hang out for a city kid, and I spent many Summers there.

Now strangely after all these years, I find myself aspiring to practice ceramics akin to the life I experienced on the farm, to work with clay, for lack of a better word in a “humane” way, and to let being and practice merge into some sort of organic, creative whole. ……I hope to give you a small sample of my (our) aspirations and to demonstrate what I (we) have been hoping to achieve”.

BOOK IN FOR THIS WORKSHOP by phoning  (62430195) or emailing Jude Maisch (jude@judemaisch.com.au) by Monday 11th March.

Cost $40 members, $55 non-members payable on the day.

Enquire for directions and car pooling.  Bring lunch to share.