Hands mould creative ideas
CHILDREN and teens moulded imaginative designs from lumps of clay, letting their creativity soar when they attended the come play with clay school activity at the pottery studio at Mareeba Centenary Park.
The interactive class was run by Karel Gribble who taught participants how to create tiles, Santa Clauses and wizards.
“It is the grown-up version of playing with mud or play- dough and it is great fun,” Mrs Gribble said. “Everyone can take their creations home with them once they have been dried and glazed.”
First time participant Shenice Portelli said it was an amazing day with everyone learning new things and enjoyed the creative outlet that art allows.
“It was a good day with everyone having fun. I did pottery in high school, I loved it and it is great to learn the skills again,” she said.
“You have your own imagination and you can create something beautiful to show the world. Art sets you free, you can create anything.”
AIM member Lynn Potter said this workshop was one of eight workshops that had been held in Mareeba aimed at beautifying the town.
“We would love to see Mareeba revitalised, with interesting contemporary art spaces that will enhance the creative impact of the town and make Mareeba a more vibrant place for visitors, tourists and the Mareeba community,” she said.