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Green Man Pottery Workshop

Sun, 12 May 2024

10:30am-1:30pm

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Creating your own Green man, or woman, with tuition from Shaun on how to build up a pottery shape with its form and decoration. The finished item will be taken away to be fired and glazed to make a permanent earthenware ceramic object that can be displayed on a wall or used as a plant container.

£50 per person including all equipment, clay, glazing and firing. Collection of your finished pottery will be from the museum reception.

Shaun Clark is a Nottinghamshire based potter and artist. He originally trained as an industrial mould maker before studying studio ceramics.
Alongside his ceramics practice he has worked extensively in education and the museums sector for over twenty-five years.

His work is a combination of industrial techniques and hand-building. It is highly decorative and is based on his love of folklore, mythology, medieval art and craft. He says, “I like my pieces to have a backstory or a hidden meaning to their existence and purpose”.

The mythology of the Green Man spans many cultures and appears in various guises throughout history. A green face morphing with vegetation represents rebirth, the cycles of nature and resurrection, so apt for Creswell Crags.

You can keep up the tradition by creating your own Green man, or woman with tuition from Shaun on how to build up a pottery shape with its form and decoration. The finished item will be taken away to be fired and glazed to make a permanent earthenware ceramic object that can be displayed on a wall or used as a plant container. Our Events Officer will notify you when your Green person can be collected from the museum reception.

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