“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just being” ~ Eckhart Tolle
Join me, and my dear friend Flora for a very special workshop where you’ll learn how to use pen and paper as a method to slow your mind and bring your awareness to the present. We’ll spend the morning learning a mindful journaling practice. Using abstract pattern and mark making in your exclusively designed notebook. The afternoon will be a pottery session to create your own stoneware tea cup. You’ll go home with the perfect set of tools to continue your mindfulness practice at home – your notebook, tea cup and a better understanding of how to notice the small joys that are around us everyday.
Flora Waycott is a Perth based artist and illustrator. She takes inspiration for her drawings and paintings from what she sees around her in her every day; from nature, to travel, to the contents of her kitchen cupboard. Flora uses creativity as a way to slow down and calm her mind, using drawing exercises to focus her vision before a project whether it be for a client, or just for herself.
Simone Nabholz is the founder of Winterwares, a creative studio that teaches mindfulness through pottery. Her business was born from a desire to embrace a slower pace of life after experiencing complete burnout. She’s inspired to help other people slow down and notice the small things that can bring us happiness every day, the things that are so easy to miss when we’re busy being busy.
MATERIALS & TOOLS
You don’t need to bring anything along. We have all the materials and tools for you to practice mindful journalling and create your pottery piece.
In the workshop you’ll be using a notebook with an exclusive cover design, hand sceen-printed by Flora. You’ll keep your notebook to continue your mindful practice at home.
4 HOURS OF ESCAPISM
The workshop runs from 10am to 2pm, we work at a gentle pace with ample time to enjoy the process.
You’ll be treated to a delicious, sit-down home style lunch. Inspired by what’s fresh and in season.
Delicious cake, baked the morning of the workshop, will be served with your choice of coffee, tea or chai.
YOUR CERAMIC TEA CUP
You’ll create a ceramic tea cup that is beautful and functional that you’ll be able to use in your everyday life.
FIRING & GLAZING
Simone will fire and glaze your tea cup in the signature Winterwares white. Your cup will be ready to collect three weeks after the workshop.
10% OFF WINTERWARES COLLECTION
You’re treated to a 10% discount on any Winterwares products you’d like to buy on the day of your Mindful Making workshop.
What people have said about Winterwares workshops
Step away from the busyness of your daily life
The Winterwares Mindful Making workshop series is inspired by the need to slow down and step away from the busyness of our day to day lives. My aim is to give you the experience of meditation through movement. When your hands are busy your mind naturally becomes quiet and calm. We’ll spend a day slowing down and being in the moment with pen to paper and hands in the clay. You’ll start a mindful journal and make a beautiful ceramic cup that you’ll get years of use from. Things that you can use everyday as a reminder to enjoy your daily rituals.
Frequently Asked Questions
I love Simone’s style of ceramics and I love Flora’s style of drawing, will you teach me to create work like yours?
We’re so delighted that you love our work, thank you! We have created our personal styles and it’s important to us that you find your own style. The focus on the class is not about creating a certain piece, learning a specific drawing style or having a particular pre-determined outcome. We want to bring your attention to the process of being in the moment rather than being worried about the end result. Winterwares workshops aren’t about learning specific techniques, they’re about having the experience of relaxing in a beautiful, calming space.
I can’t draw, can I do this workshop?
Yes! There’s no right or wrong in this workshop. We’re going to be focused on the process, not the outcomes. This is not a class to learn how to draw, it’s to learn how to slow down and bring your awareness to the present moment. If you’re a bit nervous becuase you think you can’t draw, or that you’re not creative, we promise you will feel differently at the end of the day.
Your workshops sell out so fast I can never get a ticket, what can I do?
Join the Winterwares mailing list and you’ll be the first to know when I have new workshop dates. I love to run private workshops, get together a group of friends and I’ll hold a workshop just for you. You can find more details over on the Private Workshops Page.
What is your refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable, though you can transfer to a friend if you can’t make it.
Where is the workshop held?
The Winterwares studio is at 10 Stack Street, Fremantle. In the co-op working warehouse called Stackwood. Winterwares workshops run independently of the Stackwood workshops.
Have another question? Email Simone