From left hand to right hand, from my hand to your hand (part of Doing Together 2023)
From left hand to right hand, from my hand to your hand
Workshop with Clare Day as part of doing together 2023
Monday 3 April 2023
doing together is a yearly two-day making and sharing practice symposium at Locksbrook Campus, hosted by Bath Spa University’s Centre of Cultural and Creative Industries and Art Research Centre. Workshops, delivered by staff and PGR students from across the University, share practice-based research methods and a broad range of approaches to practice. doing together is proposed as a generous space to make/do/share and discuss practice with colleagues from a range of different Schools. Throughout the symposium, facilitators - alongside participants - test out ways of doing together in an effort to make their practice-based research explicit, rather than simply describe it.
Clare Day explores connections between making objects with clay and juggling. These connections seem to be things such as a sense of play, being in a state of flow, how an object fits in the hand, and many more. As part of her workshop, Day invited participants to make forms with clay that fit nicely in the hand, using minimal tools and mainly hand-building, leaving the making marks showing. These could be personal to each participant's own practice, with the emphasis on play and enjoying the process. Participants were invited into an open space to juggle, throw, catch, drop and alter the wet clay forms they made, either using the objects they have made themselves or swapping with others. A process of letting go.