Rebecca Varidel
22nd Jan 2023

The MAKE workshops at Campbelltown Arts Centre provide a range of creative learning opportunities for all ages and abilities to develop your art-making both on-site in a studio environment and at home. We're featuring the Budjari Mudjingaal – Elders Ceramic Maker Kits responding to the short life expectancy of Aboriginal people and the increasing cost of sorry business.

The Elders’ Ceramic Maker Kits have been developed for the community by local ceramic artist Natalie Valiente and The Elders’ Ceramic Group in celebration of their 2021 exhibition of vessels and bouquets which hold deep significance in celebration, ceremony and place. Reflecting on a broad theme of creative empowerment in remembrance, this pack invites you to reflect upon your own experiences; through the places and the people that have shaped you.

Through a series of simple, step-by-step instructions, you will learn the basic principles of ceramics and floristry as you create and decorate a white school clay vessel and dried native flower bouquet inspired by your experiences.

*Budjari Mudjingaal – Elders’ Ceramic Maker Kits are presented by Campbelltown City Council in celebration of Seniors Festival 2021. All tools and materials provided. Kits will are available for purchase online and from Artist Exchange.

Budjari Mudjingaal means ‘Good Friends’ in Dharawal language.

Kit Includes: 1 x Instruction Booklet, 1 x 2kg Bag white school clay, 1 x Plastic Scraper, 2x wooden skewers, 2 x small Floral Foam cubes, 7 Various Flowers Various Flora Material (for imprints), 1 x12pc x 12ml Paint tubes pack assorted colors, 1 x 10ml jar of Vinegar (for joining), 1 x 4pce Brush Set

Artist: Natalie Valiente
Cost: $55 per pack
All proceeds go towards supporting the Elders Ceramic studio.

The full range of Campbelltown Arts Centre workshops can be found here.