12th September 2018
This month local ceramic artist Matthew Porter has been engaged by Artlink to introduce artists to the ancient Japanese art of Raku glazing and firing at The Potting Shed at Fort Dunree.
This course has been so popular that, as part of our Culture Night celebrations, we have asked Matthew to demonstrate his skills to the public too.
On Friday 21st September, Matthew will begin with the second part of the ceramic workshop at 4pm in the afternoon when the students on the course will glaze their previously made pots. The glazed ceramic pots will then be fired between 6 and 8 pm, at a public demonstration to show the beautiful effects that can be achieved with the Raku process.
Matthew Porter says “I am delighted to be able to work with Artlink, to show local artists and the public this ancient tradition. It’s great to know that there are facilities here at Artlink for artists to be able to learn and develop their practice in ceramic art, and I look forward to working here again in the future.”
Patricia Spokes from Artlink adds “We are so pleased to be able to offer our local community the ability to learn this craft, and also to develop local ceramic art by making these facilities available to artists. We do hope that on Culture Night people will come and join us here for what will be in the main a social and creative event, but one at which people may learn something about ceramic art and perhaps be inspired to join one of our workshops in the future.”
Everyone is invited to attend the event at Artlink at Fort Dunree on Culture Night, Friday 21st September.