Re-Create Mossley are a diverse group of local people who share a creative vision.
‘To make art & crafting accessible and fun and to share our skills and passion with artists, and groups at community events.”
RCM pool ideas, skills and resources to create crafty solutions for events across Mossley. You’re invited to join them for a series of workshops and taster sessions throughout Spring.
No experience is necessary just a willingness to collaborate and share ideas!
RCM meet every Wednesday during term time at The Vale from 1pm-3pm. They suggest a donation of £2 each session to contribute to the ongoing running costs. New faces are always welcomed with a brew and a biscuit!
Please note – this weekly activity is aimed at those aged 18+
Decorative Ceramics with Mel Roberts
Join local artist, Melanie Roberts as she leads a series of open workshops in decorative ceramics. Over the four-week course, you can expect to play with lots of clay, model out of the ordinary faces and work towards making a collaborative garden totem pole (including wind chimes!).
Week 1 – Introduction to Faces
18th April, 1pm – 3pm
Be inspired by African masks, learn how to use profiles, recess eyes and build up the structure of a face.
Week 2 – Adding Textures
25th April, 1pm – 3pm
Using moulds, we will build textures on your mask; adding lumps and bumps of all shapes and sizes.
Week 3 – Glazing & Pot Throwing
2nd May, 1pm – 3pm
Give your mask life using a range of colouring techniques and have fun throwing a pot for a wind chime.
Week 4 – Firing & Finishing
9th May, 1pm – 3pm
Your masks will be ‘fired’ and added to our collaborative Totem Pole. You’ll also have another opportunity to throw a pot to take home!
To find out more and book your place on Decorative Ceramics, please email [email protected] or phone The Vale on 01457 238 089
About Mel Roberts
Mel has a degree in three-dimensional design specialising in ceramics and metals. She has worked closely with Mossley Community Arts, Cabasa Carnival Arts, Global Grooves, Preston Caribbean Carnival and many community groups over the years. Presently an associate artist at Global Grooves and part of the Cabasa Team, Mel specialises in Carnival headdress design, making and workshop delivery.
Mel is interested in building on her work at Tameside Winter Carnival and Mossley Light Festival (with Awesome the Horse!) and enjoys experimenting with materials, technologies and construction techniques as well as performance and community involvement. She is a commissioned ceramicist, communication skills facilitator and has previously worked as a design technology teacher. Mel creates beautiful sculptures in clay and paints at her studio in Woodend Mill, Mossley