Working from the garden, create a stunning piece of botanical inspired sculptural art with ceramicist Kay Aplin.
Participants will use a digital microscope to create highly magnified images of the structure of plants, collected from the Charleston garden, and invisible to the human eye. From these unique images each participant will create a clay relief model of the plant using the following techniques: modelling, cutting, layering and surface decoration in clay. Following the workshop, the tutor will bisque fire and glaze the pieces ready for collection.
Kay Aplin devised the technique of using a digital microscope for her exhibition In A Shetland Landscape, a collaborative installation at Shetland Museum & Archives (and subsequently touring) with sound artist Joseph Young following a residency in Shetland on 2015. The resulting ceramic work is called Shetland Flora, a representation of Shetland's biodiversity of micro-flora.