Assembly will see participants make together to form a body of work that will be exhibited at Prism Contemporary.
Join Maisie Pritchard as she shares with you her unique method of sculpture-making with paper clay during this FREE workshop. Together you will investigate the potential in low-value materials, found objects and waste, in order to make sculptures that renew discarded parts, pieces and components.
Date: 8th October
Time: 11am – 3.30pm
Location: Space Fifty Nine, 59 King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DJ
12 places available
Maisie will guide you through different stages of her making processes, from modroc-ing and pulping, to finishing and painting. You will transform a collection of furniture parts, domestic items, and waste materials into sculptural objects that will form a playful and ever-changing exhibition at Prism Contemporary in November.
A vegan lunch will be provided.
This workshop is open to anyone aged 16+. No previous creative experience needed!
What to expect:
This is a collaborative project and as such, each piece you work on may have been started by someone else, or may be finished by someone else. This will allow you to try out each part of the process during the day and result in a truly collaborative installation.
Assembly launched at the National Festival of Making weekend in June when Maisie invited participants into her pop-up studio to have a go at the process and contribute to some pieces for the exhibition.
About Maisie Pritchard:
Maisie Pritchard has a material-based practice, and is concerned with the juncture between artistic production and functional design. Operating within this grey area, she is interested in how these disciplines can crossover to generate semi-functional sculptural artworks. Maisie is always thinking of ways to promote social engagement and fun within her practice by working collaboratively with artists and the public to create playful or useful artworks; especially through teaching, sharing, and exchanging creative skills and making processes.
Maisie is based at Paradise Works and was selected for Manchester School of Art graduate bursary in 2019.