Be Magnificent! Was the consignment for this year Garden Party located in Lloyd Park and organised by Barbican, Walthamstow Council and Create London.
The idea behind the phrase is to inspire us showcasing very important artists graduated from Walthamstow College so we can do our best too. I choose Celia Birtwell because I enjoy her designs very much, especially The Besties design for wallpaper. She is a woman who had managed to get known and appreciated for her work, she is a fighter and believes in herself.
The aim of my Ceramic Workshop was to create a small dish out of clay learning a very simple hand built technique and decorate it using a pattern just like you do when you design a wallpaper or fabric. Two hundred and fifty people attended my workshop, people were very excited and appreciative of the way we conducted the learning process and proud with what they took home.
What did I learned?
I learned how to organised a workshop for 300 people, not an easy job believe me.
I learned that help is there when you ask for it with kind and generous attitude.
I learned to talk about my feelings when I was tired, people are very empathic.
Like all the wonderful things in life I didn't do it alone , thank you to my volunteers: Anna, Claudia, Olivia, Kay, Sophia and Sue.
Thank you to all who came and took part! Here are your words:
"Everyone was so positive, there was no "wrong" thank you all very much"
"Very relaxing and the lady was very helpful in showing us how to do it"
"Brilliant workshop with very clear, step by step instructions. I would definitely up for doing another one"
My daughter really enjoyed rolling out the clay. Great craft activity and great guidance"