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. Participants 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.
Cathy provides an amazing atmosphere of encouragement and advice to produce a fabulous piece of clay sculpture .The studio is inspirational and provides the most wonderful place to enjoy your day
Loved the Bathing Beauties workshop. Cathy is very encouraging and helpful and, for a beginner, I learned a lot of techniques in clay sculpture. I will definitely do another workshop with Cathy. They are good value and fun.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience creating a “bathing beauty” with guidance from Cathy, but. …Wow!! so unexpected!! the fun we had, the whole adventure was so tactile! and my finished product was so rewarding!! Thankyou Cathy for Friedmudd🤗
Great fun workshop, beautiful studio. Cathy is an excellent teacher and very patient. Highly recommend her workshops.
Wonderful time at the magpies workshop. I have done a few other workshops with Cathy in the past and have always found them enjoyable and Cathy a wealth of knowledge and patience. Skills learnt can be transferred to other projects. Looking forward to my next workshop.
On Saturday I attended a Inner Goddess Workshop at Fried Mudd in Noosaville. It was a fantastic day with an amazing group of ladies. We all had different ideas of what we wanted to achieve for the day and with a block of clay and amazing support and guidance from Cathy our goddess's came to life. It was definitely a peaceful and productive day. Thanks so much Cathy x
A great workshop. The space was so well set up and organised for the workshop. A great day with a variety of different sculptures being made. Cathy was gentle and helpful. Enjoyed the company of the others who were friendly and supportive. Would definitely recommend this workshop.
What a fabulous day at Cathy's Fried Mud workshop! Such an informed day making Guinea fowl! I learned a lot and had fun which is what I came for and I have wetted my appetite for more. Thank you so much Cathy for your expert help.
Loved this class and totally blue myself away with what I created with a lot of help from Cathy who is an awesome coach. Loved it, lunch was delicious all the ladies were lovely. I will be back with my daughter in tow next time. Thanks Cathy fir a fabulous day.
Had a great time as usual at one of Cathy's workshops. Love the lady I created - with lots of help and advice from Cathy. Will definitely be back for another class 😀