Introduction to Ceramics with Nam Tran
Saturday 2nd September
10.30 – 12.30
14.00 – 16.00
In this 2 hour workshop you will learn the basics of ceramics, from hand building techniques to
wheel work. You will be given an insight into the work of Nam Tran with examples of
how he makes his works.
This workshop is for up to 10 people, it is ideal for those with no previous clay experience or
those who want to know about the techniques of used by Nam Tran.
The ticket price includes drinks after the workshop at Centrala Space
Nam Tran is an award-winning practitioner who gives lectures and demos at universities and exhibits internationally.
Nam specialising in wheel thrown raku, bringing years of experience and craftsmanship to every object made. Tran’s work focused primarily on exploring the physical properties of clay and material experimentation is a strong characteristics of his work.
He has been developing making enclosed forms that are much stronger than open forms and therefore resonates well with the alternative firing technique he uses.
His work is dominated by thrown pieces that subtly echo the urban roots and conceptual design.
Nam Tran first made pots as a teenager on a wheel in his own bedroom and remembers being captivated by the experience.
With his unique alternatives methods and approach to ceramics Nam Tran identifies rules and manipulates and bends them.