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Contemporary Wall Sculpture | Ceramics with Inga Gircyte

April 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - August 5, 2023 @ 9:00 pm



From Domestic Object to Contemporary Sculpture

2 Thursday evening ceramic workshop!

Thursday, April 27 | 6:00-9 pm

Thursday, May 11 | 6:00-9 pm

Only 6 spots only available for this workshop!

Ages 16+

$175 plus HST

$20 kit fee payable in cash to instructor.  All materials provided in kit fee, including glazing and firing.

Clay hanging on the wall? Yes!! Let’s look at the ceramics from a different angle!

In this limited-space workshop, artist INGA GIRCYTE will guide you in the creation of a unique abstracted, sculptural wall piece made from clay, mimicking a domestic object.

Inga will lead you through this 2 evening bi-weekly process to achieve ready-to-hang, MOMA-worthy results!  Will it be an exact look alike of the primary object or an abstract take! It’s up to you!

In this workshop you will learn:

  • the basic techniques of hand building
  • basic techniques of glazing and colour mixing

We will provide a number of objects from daily life from which to choose. Or if you have a favourite or sentimental object at home; your grandmothers’ egg beater, a well-worn tool from your father’s workbench, a vintage high heel or clutch; a retro game controller; an old-timey toaster or espresso percolator; your dad’s stuffed prized trout; your lucky push up bra? Bring it with you and turn it into an art piece with a deeper personal meaning. The weirder or more wonderful the better!

Maximum size approx. 12”x12”. Please note, to create a mould we will be covering these objects in clay and then remove it.

Evening one, 3 hours: hand building.

Evening two, 3 hours: paint and glaze

Work will be fired and ready for pick up from our Artisan Shop by Tuesday, May 15 through to Sunday May 21, 2023

Please note, there is a $20 kit fee payable in cash to the instructor at the start of class to cover clay and firing.

Inga Gircyte is a Lithuanian multidisciplinary artist whose abstract painting has recently migrated from canvas onto ceramic sculpture. She hand-builds panels, slabs, and three dimensional hanging objects from clay. After firing them she then explores the irregular surface, treating it like a canvas or a drawing paper using pigments and glazes, glaze pencils and crayons, spray paint and oil. To balance the two and three dimensional surface is Inga’s main challenge and ambition.

Inga holds a BFA of Drawing and Painting from OCAD University (2019) Toronto, CA and BFA of Theater Directing from Klaipeda’s University, Lithuania (2010) and is currently based in Elora, Ontario.

Instagram @inga.gircyte



Cancellations up to 7 days prior to start date will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee. No refund of fees will apply to cancellations within 7 days of start date (fees may be applied/credited to an alternate workshop depending on availability).


To help ensure the course you’re interested in runs, we suggest you register no less than two weeks in advance. In the event of insufficient registrations ECFTA reserves the right to cancel workshops. You would be eligible for a full refund of fees, or credit for a future workshop, pending availability.


April 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
August 5, 2023 @ 9:00 pm


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