KESEMY DESIGN CLAY WORKSHOPS

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

 

Intro to clay:

In the workshop, you will learn about hand building techniques (forming, slabbing, pinching).
Each one will create his/her own object and decorate it with colors.
When the project is finished you will leave it in my studio so he can get dry,
your project will be dipped in clear glaze, fired in my kiln and will be ready for pick up after 2 weeks.
– The workshop is in English
– No need to bring special clothes
– Please be on time or a bit before
– The workshop will go ahead with a minimum of 5 participants
– We strongly encourage you to register as class size is limited to 9 people per class

– No experience is necessary – the workshop is intended for beginners but is also suitable for the more experienced.

– We offer a relaxed and supportive environment

– Small groups.

NEXT WORKSHOPS

 

WHERE

 

The workshop is being held at the Kesemy design shop & studio in Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam

Korte koningsstraat 21

1011EX Amsterdam

 

Directions:

 

My studio is located in the center of Amsterdam – 200 meters from the Nieuwmarkt, 100 meters from Nieuwmarkt Metro station, or a 5-min walk from the Central station.

Nieuwmarkt Metro station- lines 51, 53, and 54 have a stop at this station (exit  Nieuwmarkt and Koningsstraat).

From Central Station Amsterdam – one stop with the Metro and a 200-meter walk.

If you are coming by tram, the closest stop is Waterlooplein. The 9 and 14 stops there and it is an 8-min walk from there.

If you are coming by bus, the closest stop is Prins Hendrikkade. Buses 22, 34, 35, 48, 391, 392 stop there.

ABOUT KESEMY DESIGN

 

Hi there, I’m Kesem,

I’m a ceramic designer and the owner and designer of Kesemy design,

My studio has been launched in Amsterdam in 2009 and since then I’m creating unique handmade ceramic pieces.

I studied Ceramic design and Industrial design at Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem Israel and I’m working with clay and teaching for more then15 years. I was an Instructor and teacher of ceramics in my own studio for many years, teaching children and adults, and also working as a teacher and instructor for ceramic in a couple of institutes.

In my studio and shop I create a small series from clay using different techniques; wheel throwing, molds, and hand-building techniques, I work with a great sense for aesthetics and each item is a unique handcrafted piece of art for me. Every piece is special and when seen them in person, you can appreciate the detailing and attention in it.

 

WORKING WITH CLAY

 

Working with clay is first of all FUN, this workshop is an introduction to the ceramic and clay world, it helps develop your creativity and skills in a relaxed atmosphere.

The possibility to touch and work with your hands; besides being fun, can be ideal for therapeutic purposes for many reasons.

-Its allow people to use and discover their creativity

-Stimulates imagination

-Develop idea from scratch to an end, and experience the process of making it

-Working with clay gives you the ability to build something, create something new by yourself

-It can assist with the development of motor skills and physical coordination

-Develops your focus and can increase the concentration

-Release energies into the clay, and turn this energy into a creative object

 

WORKSHOP POLICIES

 

We reserve the right to cancel classes if the minimum enrollment is not reached.

Full tuition will be returned if the class is not conducted.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if you notify us 8 days before class begins.

The fee is transferable to another class if you notify us 8 days before class begins.

No refund or transfer if you give no notice (‘no show’).

 

PARTY WORKSHOP, FUN EVENINGS FOR GROUPS, BEDRIJFSUITJES

 

We can custom the perfect party workshop for you, that suits your skill level and your availability, contact us at kesemy@gmail.com

Creative workshops for companies/Bedrijfsuitjes

Creative workshops for companies (team recreation)

At Kesemy design we offer to customize creative workshops for companies and small businesses, the workshop can come in a couple of formats, from 2 hours workshop to a half-day activity.

The purposes of those workshops are first of all to have a fun day out of work in a relaxed atmosphere. It gives your co-workers the opportunity to get to know each other better, which can improve interaction and communication at work.

In the workshop, the members of the group will learn the basic techniques of hand-building/sculpting with clay, while working closely they will make a clay object/project using these techniques while having fun learning a new skill and developing their creativity.

Contact us at kesemy@gmail.com

 

Party workshop for kids

 

In this fun creative workshop for kids, they will learn about hand-building techniques, each one will create his/her own object (creating an animal, special plate, and more) and decorate it with colors. When the project is finished they will leave it in my studio so he can get dry, the project will be dipped in clear glaze, fired in my kiln, and will be ready for pick up after 2 weeks.

Minimum is 6 kids, max is 10 kids.

The workshop is one hour and 15 minutes in my studio and shop in Amsterdam.

Age – 6 plus

Contact us at kesemy@gmail.com

 

Please read our COVID-19 safety procedures:

-The groups are smaller, 5 – 6 people. we practice 1.5 physical distancing, this applies to all participants, including those who have been vaccinated.

-If you experience any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms (cold, sneezing, fever, headache) or if you have been in close contact with anyone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 or has COVID-19 symptoms, you must cancel your registration for the workshop and stay home, If you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund.

– If you have traveled outside of the country to a yellow/orange/red country, please refrain from coming into the studio.

-Hygiene procedures: keep hands clean, avoid coughing or sneezing on others, and limit contact with shared surfaces and objects.

Cough and sneeze into a bent elbow or disposable tissue (and throw away any used tissue in designated receptacles) and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

I am keeping the studio clean, disinfecting what I can but a clay studio is an impossible place to completely sanitize, there are many shared tools and materials in the studio, it is not possible to sterilize them all. 

– Hand sanitizer is provided for everyone who comes into the studio. 

– Please wash your hands when you come into the studio and clean your work area thoroughly when you leave. 

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