Fried Mudd with Cathy Lawley

Fun in the Mudd

April 8th: Fun in the mud workshop
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Gift vouchers available.

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Themed Workshops

April 7th: Yoga Clay
May 13th: Mothers Day
June 9th & 10th: Sculpture Workshop (expressions of interest)
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A Taste of Clay

April 29th
Experience time on the potter’s wheel with this two hour workshop. Private bookings by arrangement
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Shades of Clay

Have some fun and try something different – come along to a Shades of Clay four hour workshop for groups. Workshops are by arrangement.
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Mudpies Childrens Workshops

Mudpies for Children Workshop
April 4th; 3hrs: one day only
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Special parties on request.

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Find Your Inner Goddess Workshops

coming in 2018
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More than just Pottery Workshops...

Cathy is a warm and generous teacher, sharing what she has learned and offering her extensive expertise in raku methods with participants. Many people arrive at workshops feeling unsure and tentative or simply saying “I’m not creative – I don’t know where to start”. Cathy gently encourages them all to make a start - to get in touch with the clay, shape it, mould it and begin to give it a new life.

In many ways, she offers people a safe place to express themselves, and permission to let the child within play and have a bit of fun. Participant’s leave feeling thrilled, excited and exhilarated at their creations – made with their own hands and with creativity sparked from within themselves. They often go away able to tell a new story about themselves; “Actually, I can be creative.”

Cathy’s style and approach to familiarising people with clay and what it can do, simplifying the process and then letting them feel their way, produces the magical transitions that make these workshops such special events

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Plus have quick look at 2 short videos of when the Great South East and Queensland Weekender spent a day at the Fried Mudd studio...

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Fried Mudd Pottery Workshops

Fun in the Mudd

Weekend and One-Day Clay Workshops
Discover your creative side, relax and indulge in a fun and unique experience, turning mud into your very own masterpiece! Develop your creativity to produce a piece of art worthy of proud display.

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Shades of Clay and Couples Workshops

Shades of Clay

Hen’s Parties, Girls Weekend Escape, Couples Workshop
A fun and creative 4 hour workshop where you can experience time on the potter’s wheel, create a masterpiece and feel the clay as it oozes between your fingers – pure bliss!

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Mudpies Children's Pottery Workshops


Pottery Workshops for Children
Clay is a wonderful, fun tactile medium. When children are open to new ideas and experiences they can create anything in their lives. Mudpies Children's Workshops are available during school holidays and after school.

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Goddess Workshops

Goddess Workshops

One day workshops for women to connect with their Goddess within
Come alone and join the group or bring your friends and play in the mudd with Cathy to create your own Goddess; it could be a goddess of love, hope, or prosperity, you decide.

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