Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June
Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June

Tactile Touch with Natalia Ira Sookias - June

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Taught by Natalia Ira Sookias

Tuesdays in June from 7-9:30pm

Dates: June 4, 11, 18 & 25th    

Our hands are our receptors to feel through this world. They signal to our minds and hearts how to interact with the landscapes that surround us. When connecting and attuning to our sensorial touch, the information that we gather through our finger tips can be one of our greatest sources of insight.

Clay is one of earth’s most malleable materials. It holds memories and takes the impression of that which comes into contact with it. Moving through the elements - earth, wind, fire and air, clay becomes highly chaotic and unpredictable. It is both incredibly mutable and extremely delicate at the same time, teaching those that choose to work with that the path of least resistance is to let go.

In this workshop, we will focus on tuning the relationship between our hands, hearts, minds and material. We will strengthen our ability to listen, and feel through clay. We will develop our capability to hear what the material is telling us and allow it to lead us, rather than imposing our own expectations onto it.

Through its shape shifting nature, clay allows for us to channel emotions and allow for them to take complex forms that at times transcend the limits of language. In a time of insufferable grief, ceramics is a process that can ground us and give form to emotions too complex for words. In certain states, ceramics has the ability to sooth our nervous system, allows us to connect to ourselves, one another and the world around us.

In this workshop we will explore fundamental hand building techniques to create large form sculptural pieces, both functional and abstract. Participants are welcome to build as many pieces as they’d like throughout the duration of the workshop and will receive clay to take home with them in order to practice and develop work outside of the studio.

All pieces will be fired to cone 5 and will be ready for pick up within 3 weeks of the commencement of the workshop. We will be working with an unglazed local iron rich clay body. All experience levels welcome.

   

Instructor  

This workshop is taught by Sooki Studio founder, Natalia Ira Sookias. Natalia has been teaching over the last decade from the kindergarten level ranging to university graduate students in the US, Europe and the Middle East. She studied at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Central St. Martin's and the Prince's School for Traditional Arts in London.  

 

Sliding Scale Pricing

Sliding scale pricing is a tool for social equity. We use sliding scale pricing to make ceramics education accessible and affordable. 

There are three tiers for pricing, when signing up for a workshop, please pay on the scale what feels right to you and your current finances. This is a trust based system, only you will know what feels comfortable and possible.

The high end of the scale is the true cost. If you are someone who can afford to pay this, please do, as this offsets the price for others, allowing us to create more affordable offerings.

There are a set amount of spaces available per tier to ensure that the scale is balanced and workshop costs are covered. If a tier is sold out it means that all those spots have been spoken for. An interest free payment plan is available for all workshops, breaking the workshop cost down to smaller payments over a longer period of time.

We do our best to ensure workshops are accessible and affordable. We are continuously improving our pricing system, please reach out if you have any questions or ideas you'd like to share.

  

Cancellation Policy

Workshops are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the workshop you may transfer your spot to another person, please confirm with the studio when doing so.


Accessibility 

The workshop space is ADA accessible. A bathroom is available for workshop participants that has a set of 3 stairs leading to it that is not currently ADA accessible. For any specific needs or additional questions on accessibility, please reach out


COVID Protocol
Participants are encouraged to take at home Covid tests prior to the workshop to ensure collective safety. As we're working in a very well ventilated environment, masks are optional. If you are experiencing any Covid like symptoms or have been exposed to someone with Covid, please stay home and get in touch.