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Sam Gold- The body knows the score- making votive vessels

10AM-1PM Monday 18th July


Central Craft:
Araluen Cultural Precinct, Corner Larapinta Drive and Memorial Avenue, Alice Springs NT 0870


Sam Gold is a South Australian artist living and working on Kaurna Yerta (the Adelaide Plains). Gold turned their hand to ceramics in earnest in 2018, bringing over a decade of training in Transpersonal Art Therapy (Ikon Institute), Furniture Design (TafeSA) and studies in Contemporary Art (UniSA, ACSA) to the medium. The ‘pinch-style’ coiled sculptures and vessels, for which Gold has since become known, push the structural and conceptual capacity of clay. As objects, they materialise a kinship between Gold’s physical body, the psychological and emotional self, and the clay body, allowing Gold to explore states of futility, failure, resilience and grit, porousness yet inscrutability. Subtle shifts in form, shape and texture – from the pressure of a thumb to the angle of the wrist – produce a somatic archive. “Your body is the only boundary for clay. You are the profile.”

Join Sam for this very special workshop; looking at the body of the maker and the clay body as a responsive dialogue. Learning to expand the traditional hand building process to contemporary cues from dance theory of the score.

Each participant should bring their own box or container to take their work home with them.

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