Be part of an all-day masterclass led by local ceramicist Stewart Scambler and WA Museum Head of Anthropology and Archaeology Dr Moya Smith on creating vessels for carrying water. This workshop will start with exploration into First Nations water carriers from the Museum’s permanent collection. Using the examples as inspiration learn some traditional hand-building techniques to create your own vessel in clay under the expert tuition of Stewart. All materials provided, work will be fired at FAC and students will be notified when ready for collection.
Tutor: Stewart Scambler, Ceramist
Guest Speaker: Dr Moya Smith, WA Museum Head of Anthropology and Archaeology
Cost: $132/ members $119
Bookings at Fremantle Arts Centre.
Water Carries: Ceramics Masterclass is part of a series of events celebrating Museum of Water, an exhibition of publicly donated water and accompanying stories exhibited at Fremantle Arts Centre 7 Feb – 23 March 2018.
Image: Bardi elder with a baler shell cup, 1985. Photo Moya Smith
Stewart Scambler (WA)
Stewart Scambler is one of WA’s most prolific and respected ceramic artists. His studio produces Bohemian Ceramics produces both fine art sculptures and useable domestic wares. He’s travelled all over the world to learn international ceramics techniques and is a master of Japanese Raku. Stewart is one of our best loved tutors, and his warmth and ever present grin make his classes a high point of his student’s weeks. Stewart’s work can be seen in FOUND.
Dr Moya Smith (WA)
Dr Moya Smith is Head of Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the WA Museum. She and her staff manage World Cultures, Archaeology and Aboriginal cultures collections. Moya has been the local curator for many travelling exhibitions including Hidden Treasures of Afghanistan, Secrets of the Afterlife and the current exhibition Escape from Pompeii: the Untold Roman Rescue. Her research focus has included pre-European Archaeology of Aboriginal sites in the South West of WA, and ethno-archaeological research with west Kimberley Aboriginal communities of Dampierland Peninsula. The Dampierland work explores traditional resource use, including plant use and maritime resource use. Currently Moya is contributing to the development of stories for the New Museum.