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Demonstration by Jemma Gowland

28 October 2023 at 10:00 am - 3:45 pm

Demonstration by Jemma Gowland

We are delighted to be welcoming the renowned artist Jemma Gowland to host an hands -on demonstration/mini workshop.  Jemma sculptures are prized by collectors both nationally and internationally and she has recently had an amazing summer exhibition at the RSA.

For participants the aim of the day is sculpting a small figure using an armature.

Attendees will learn about basic body proportions and how these change with age and how to make an armature using drinking straws to help with proportions.

With Jemma’s expert guidance she will give hints and tips on changing stance to create a story, a theme that is evident in her own amazing sculptures providing narrative and context to her figurative work.

SCG will provide clay but participants should bring basic pottery tools, and if possible a thick piece of polystyrene or rigid foam – roughly A4 size, or 20x20cm ish, about 4cm thick, can be more.  Also participants should bring a shoebox or similar sized box  to transport the sculpture safely home.

Saturday 28th October 2023

10:00 am  for 10:30 start – 3:45 pm

£30 for SCG members & PACS Potters members

£40 for non members/guests

The Leisure Centre
Herne Farm
GU31 4PJ

Bookings should be made via the Southern Ceramic Group website.

We are delighted to be welcoming Jemma Gowland as our next in-person demonstrator.

Gemma is highly regarded in the ceramic and art world for her thought-provoking sculptures that explore how children are constrained from birth to conform to an appearance and code of behaviour, to present a perfect face, and maintain the expectations of others. The disrupted surfaces, clothed in cracked porcelain or bone china, describe the vulnerability beneath.

However, crucially, the work can also describe strength, attitude, sisterhood and resistance, the mask as disguise to fit into the world.

Tickets are £30 for members of the Southern Ceramic Group & for PACS Potters members. Guests and non members are £40 per ticket. Guests are most welcome so please do share this information with friends, family and other pottery enthusiasts!

Participants should bring a contribution to a buffet style meal – clearly labelled with meal type (vegetarian, vegan, dairy, non gluten etc).  Strictly No nuts/nut oils please.

Tea, coffee, biscuits will be available with fruit juice or a glass of wine for lunch.

There will also be a raffle for one of Jemma’s beautiful pieces. For more information on Jemma and her wonderful work please visit her website at https://www.jgowland.com/

Please use the form below to book your place(s) at the demonstration, and to make your payment online securely by credit card or debit card. Also – please note that any cancellations requested more than 2 weeks ahead of the event will be refunded in full, after that period no refunds will be issued however your place may be transferred to another named person.



Spaces are very limited so book soon!

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28 October 2023
10:00 am - 3:45 pm