Make Your Own Teapot with Shupiwe Chongwe
Join local Walyalup (Fremantle) artist Shupiwe Chongwe and learn all about the fun and intricate craft of slab building teapots. With brown stoneware clay you'll learn to create clay slabs and then manipulate and join them together to assemble your very own unique teapot. Shupiwe will guide you through each step so you can customise the design of your work to ensure it is strong enough to brew the perfect cup.
In this workshop you'll have time to make one teapot, complete with a spout, handle and lid.
Your instructor will provide templates to work with, if you are more experienced and would like to make your own templates please check in with us prior to class.
All tools, materials and light morning tea will be provided.
There are no previous skills required, simply bring your authentic self.
Participants are welcome to bring along their own aprons or borrow one of ours.
- Time in our warehouse with an incredible local artist
- A functional art piece crafted by your own hands
- Coffee and cake from our cafe to enjoy while you are crafting
- The skills to continue at home
Your piece will be fired and finished at Shupiwe's home studio. Cost included in your ticket. A huge amount of care is exercised when finishing off your precious hand-made items. Please note that clay is unpredictable and on rare occasions, items break in the kiln. This is all a natural part of the fun of perfecting your craft.
Works will be food and dishwasher safe.
Works will be available within 6 weeks after the class date from the Stackwood store. You will be contacted when they are ready to pick up.
Shupiwe Chongwe is a Walyalup (Fremantle) raised ceramicist focusing on creating unique pieces that speak to her love of nature and ritualistic living. Shupiwe mainly practices with stoneware clays producing sculptural forms as well as functional art for the home. She also experiments with Raku firing, employing traditional techniques to produce erratic, unique patterns on ceramic forms.
Shupiwe's journey with ceramics started from a young age, inspired by her father; well known Australian-Zambian ceramicist Njalikwa Chongwe of Zinongo Gallery (Fremantle). Her family connection to the discipline dates back even further, to her great great grandmother who was a practicing potter in Zambia.
Shupiwe began experimenting with ceramics under the direction of her father, later moving on to study at North Metropolitan TAFE (Perth, WA) whilst continuing her own practice from her home studio.
Terms and Conditions
Please note this class requires a minimum of 6 attendees in order to run. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. If you are unable to make your date you are able to send someone else in your place. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.
Photos by Rae Fallon.