Hand squeezed objects – clay making sessions for babies and toddlers
Wednesday 23 October and Friday 25 October
Modern Clay, Unit 17 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS

Wednesday 23 October
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Friday 25 October
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Make objects that capture the imprints of tiny hands in these sessions with artists Leah Carless and Joanne Masding. Leah and Joanne will introduce your babies and toddlers to the joys of making as they feel, squeeze and mix different coloured clays to make imprints of their hands that can be turned into a range of objects.

Choose to make lightpulls, drawer handles or pendants, or leave them as palm-sized sculptures for your mantelpiece. We’ll have plenty of examples to look at for inspiration.

Once mixed and squeezed into shape, Leah and Joanne will fire and glaze the pieces, and prepare them for collection in early December, in plenty of time for Father Christmas to deliver to your small artists’ eager fans!

Your ticket includes making two squeezed clay objects in a 15 minute session, and you’ll have the opportunity to make and buy additional pieces on the day. We can take cash and card payments. Sessions are organised so that teachers work with infants one-on-one, so that we can support closely and make the most of the time together.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

Additional information:
- This course is suitable for all levels and abilities.
- Your work will be fired and glazed ready for you to collect.
- It's easier to do ceramics with short nails so if you have time give them a trim before you come!

Modern Clay is situated at Minerva Works, a complex of various art spaces and businesses, a short walk from Birmingham city centre, on Fazeley Street in Digbeth. Unfortunately we do not currently have a working lift. Please contact us in advance if you need help accessing the workshop (located on the first floor). Pushchairs can be left on the ground floor.

What is Modern Clay Art School?

Modern Clay Art School is the educational strand of Modern Clay Co-op, designed for both adults and children. Each session is designed and led by the artists who work from Modern Clay’s studio, who are all experienced workshop leaders with Enhanced DBS checks. We aim to give all participants a high quality experience, ensuring there are never more than 6 students to 1 teacher, and always using artist-quality materials in every workshop. All materials and firing costs are included. Find out more about Modern Clay here: modernclay.org