From clump to cre­ation

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page - REXINE HAWES

Mem­bers of the Mata­mata com­mu­nity are in­vited to take part in a clay mod­el­ling work­shop with well-known artist Fiona Tun­ni­cliffe.

Through the Mata­mata So­ci­ety of Arts, Tun­ni­cliffe is hold­ing a work­shop in her Pu­taruru gallery on March 25 from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The work­shop has been held an­nu­ally over the past two years, with pre­vi­ous par­tic­i­pants cre­at­ing clay mod­els which have been dis­played at the an­nual Mata­mata So­ci­ety of Arts ex­hi­bi­tion.

So­ci­ety of Arts pres­i­dent Mar­garet Dwyer says pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence with clay is not es­sen­tial, as par­tic­i­pants will be sur­prised with what they can achieve un­der Tun­ni­fliffe’s guid­ance.

‘‘Clay mod­ellers have en­joyed this tal­ented artist’s ex­pe­ri­ence and have been en­cour­aged and sup­ported in a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment.

‘‘Par­tic­i­pants have been de­lighted with their creations and have felt enough con­fi­dence to dis­play them.’’

She says peo­ple do not need to be mem­bers of the Mata­mata So­ci­ety of Arts. Any­one is wel­come to go along and let their cre­ativ­ity flow.

‘‘Even if you’ve never han­dled a clump of clay, you’ll be in­spired and amazed with what you can achieve.’’

The cost is $80, and a car pool will leave the Mata­mata Me­mo­rial Cen­tre at 9am. Book­ings are es­sen­tial by con­tact­ing Mar­garet on 888 4955.

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