26th October, 9am-2pm.
Make a useful hearth style hand brush using locally sourced wood and fibre. Practical to hold, this sturdy brush can be used to tidy up many spaces, from the workbench to the floor to your vehicle. Skills learnt in this workshop include fibre preparation and cord making using tī kōuka. A hazel wood handle is provided to fix the fibres into. The resulting brush is something you will cherish for daily use.
All materials and tools will be provided.
Please bring an intention or job for your brush and if time allows we can work to tweak the brush for the specific job.
This class is suitable for adults only.
Workshops will be held at the O Block Hub at Dunedin School of Art Otago Polytechnic on Anzac Ave (entrance beside the Anzac Ave Bridge, parking is available in Minerva street opposite). More detailed information will be provided prior to the workshop.
Based in Mohua Golden Bay, Gemma Stratton works predominantly as a brush maker. She majored in sculpture at the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts where her practice focused on making tools and devices to assist her colleagues with their work. She weaves her long-held dedication to resourcefulness into everything she does. Gemma is teaching hand brush, pencil brush, whisk brush, and wreath-making.
Bookings are non-refundable. If for any reason (this includes illness, travel delays and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking.
This Ōtepoti tour is generously supported by our hosts Dunedin School of Art, The Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, and Res.Awesome (check them out, they are awesome). We are ever grateful to Creative New Zealand for their continued support.