Smoke & Mirrors is a unique literary and art-making experience that will see you become an integral part of The Village Winter Festival.
Join two of Central Goldfield’s most respected artists in a workshop program that includes:
- crafting a clay vessel by hand
- paper kiln making
And Fire said, ‘Come dance with me’, to Reflection. ‘We shall burn up into the night sky and become stardust. Leave your vessel sleeping in my bed of coals and come fill deep space with your light. Let all your words dance with others so that perfection is in our eyes.’!
Smoke & Mirrors asks us to write our words from deep within and to build a vessel to house them as they are lifted to a safe place. Participants work individually with their words and vessels and then collaboratively to build the fire within a paper kiln.
The writing workshop delves into reflection. What words will you commit to a scroll that will ultimately be reduced to smoke?
The hand building clay vessel workshop teaches the basics principles of hand building in clay and making vessels to house the scrolls. Each participant will make between 1 and 3 vessels.
The paper kiln building workshop will allow participants to build the volcano-style kiln in which the vessels will be fired.
Saturday 26 May @ Lot 19, Castlemaine
10am – 12noon: Writing Workshop
12noon – 1pm: Lunch (provided)
1pm – 4pm: Clay hand building Workshop
Saturday 23 June @ Newstead Racecourse, Newstead
10am – 2pm: Paper Kiln Building Workshop
2pm onwards: Watch the Kiln Firing
Sunday 24 June @ Newstead Racecourse, Newstead
10am – Kiln is opened
All the vessels get removed using fire gloves like an archeological dig
Cost: $50 includes all materials, lunch on 26 May and festival entry on 23 June
Participants: Strictly limited to 20 participants
Bookings essential: Trybooking