4 x Clay Up-late Workshop Series with Tim Acutt
Join local artist Tim Acutt in an up-late 4-part workshop series learning clay hand-building techniques and processes in the Ipswich Art Gallery Clay Studio! Guided by Tim’s expert knowledge of clay, participants will see through the ceramics process and come away with some newly fired and glazed pieces to add to their very own ceramics collection.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday 5th October 2023
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday 12th October 2023
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday 19th October 2023
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday 26th October 2023
Skill Level: This workshop is suitable for beginners.
Ages: Recommended for adults.
What you will get:
- Freedom to complete projects using techniques explored in class
(Slab built box / coil pot / pinch pot / slab plate / freeform sculpture / hand-built cup)
- All materials and clay provided, including firing service
What to bring:
- Please wear closed-in footwear and clay-friendly clothing.
- You are welcome to bring your own favourite modelling tools should you wish.
About the Facilitator:
Working across both ceramic and painting mediums, Ipswich-based artist Tim Acutt explores formal beauty in his everyday surroundings. Tim's journey as a professional potter, spanning from 1984 to 1990, has contributed to the development of his distinctive artistic style characterised by the use of wheel-thrown techniques and subtle glazing methods. He draws strong inspiration from Japanese pottery, infusing his work with a delicate and refined approach by presenting vessels and ceramic sets that play with colour and traditional forms.
“I make things I enjoy using myself. There is nothing better than good Japanese food accompanied by sake. I hope my work enhances that experience.”
In addition to his ceramic work, Tim also works with paint and mixed media, weaving local landscape imagery into his compositions. His mixed media renderings often feature Queensland houses and evoke a sense of nostalgia for suburban scenes. Tim's meticulous attention to detail and his proficiency in both mediums grant viewers an appreciation of his refined sense of aesthetics and form.
Tim boasts over 30 years of experience as an art educator, having taught Visual Art in local Ipswich secondary schools such as St Edmund’s College and Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre. As a practicing artist, Tim has showcased his paintings in solo exhibitions at Redcliffe Art Gallery (2005) and Ipswich Art Gallery (2013) and rekindled his passion for pottery in 2018. He continues to create at his home studio, and his pottery is available for purchase at various local outlets.
No refunds will be given for missing a session and there will be no make-up sessions available.
Participants sign up committing to the 4-week workshop period and pay online through Humantix.