When 6 - 8:30pm, Thursday 24 May
About the workshop
Learn how to harvest and process Brisbane soil to produce workable pottery clay. Clare Kennedy and Acacia Stevenson of Five Mile Radius, will introduce you to their techniques in producing clay with materials native to the area.
Experiment with sample batches and use hand building to produce your own object. Take your wild clay object home raw or have it fired and collect it later.
What you’ll get
- Tuition with Five Mile Radius Australian Design Studio
- A handout on the process
- Some wild clay to take home
- A wild clay object, take it home or leave for firing and collect it later
- Light refreshments
What to bring
- Please wear enclosed shoes and clothing that can get a bit dirty
About Five Mile Radius
Five Mile Radius is an Australian Design Studio specialising in building with locally sourced materials. With attention to climate, culture and crafts they aim to create beautiful, practical and meaningful buildings born of their place. Five Mile Radius aims to inspire and help people worldwide to go local themselves.
About Clare Kennedy
Clare Kennedy is a registered architect trained in Australia and London. She had 7 years experience in offices in Brisbane, London, India and the UAE on projects of varying scales and complexities before founding Five Mile Radius in 2015. Clare’s is particularly fascinated by earth construction. She makes bricks, tiles, plasters by hand using clay, lime and sand.
About Acacia Stevenson
Acacia Stevenson is a graduate with a Bachelor in Architectural Design and is currently moving her practice towards Australian horticulture and landscape design. She is interested in the poetics of place, merging art, design and culture to form narratives and ideas about each environment. Acacia has been involved in number of hands on building projects both in Australia and abroad. She has a highly practical approach to making and runs Five Mile's workshop division, believing that skill sharing should be a necessary inclusion in our future cultures.
IMAGE courtesy of Clare Kennedy and Five Mile Radius.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
Please note that if minimum numbers are not reached this workshop will be cancelled. Participants will be notified of cancellation a week prior to the workshop date and refunded accordingly.
Participant Cancellation Policy
Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop will be fully refunded. Bookings cancelled within a week prior to the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. Bookings cancelled after workshop has begun will NOT be refunded.