Images of Self in Clay
This therapeutic practice differs from the usual format of clay therapy in that it is outcome as well as process based and offers the opportunity to take away a talismanic piece created by the participant as part of the therapeutic journey.
The work is organic and holistic, beginning with a planning stage where I help you to think about your focus for the process. As it continues, I will encourage you to allow the clay to ‘lead the way’ into a less unplanned or fluid stage. Out of this fluidity new thought processes, realisations and direction are likely to emerge .
It’s a good idea to approach this process with an open mind as clay is a particularly powerful conveyer of hitherto unknown or unexpressed aspects of self. There are likely to be surprises along the way.
In this setting my role is facilitator, mentor, witness and technical support.
The end piece (or pieces) may be glazed and fired (though this may depend on the form the final work takes) taking them into ceramic form where they can no longer return to the changeable medium of raw clay.