Healing Pottery Workshop : Udu Drum Making
About this workshop
Our natural state of being is to live with inner joy.
When our Elements energies resonate in perfect harmony with that of the Mother Earth we then can become magnets for attracting whatever we set our intention on.
Through pottery drum making and accessing our Elemental rhythms, we can thrive on the right "octaves" and discover how these relate to our life experiences and our sense of "inner joy".
In this workshop you will create a drum which embodies your unique Element of joy while representing your rediscovered personal strength and rhythms of well-being. Making and playing an Udu drum is also a wonderful way to instigate creative thinking, gain new insights for problem solving and staying rooted and focused in the Now.
This workshop is open to all levels and abilities, especially those who would like to explore the self-healing aspect of this art with little or no experience in pottery or drumming.
Once you decided this is the workshop for you, start reflecting upon this question:
Which aspect of your life needs more joy?
Make it simple and clear, and come along with your wish in mind and an open heart to embark on a journey of self-discovery.
In this workshop you will:
- In this workshop you will:
Learn how to hand build a Clay drum using coiling and press-molding techniques.
You will also learn some simple decorating methods, such as inlay and burnishing (creating a delicate shine) for finishing your drum.
Understand the dynamics of 5 Elements energy through working with clay, colours, forms and sounds.
Discover the Element responsible for your inner joy and well-being.
As a bonus extra you will also learn how to drum your Udu with the 5 Elements rhythms - for chasing the blues away, bettering relationships, achieving a sense of calm and centredness..
Find your power symbols and take part in a beautiful Earth Goddess meditation, for consecrating your completed drum.
if you are already attending the Healing Pottery Course "Pottery Techniques & Development of Ideas", you can join this workshop %10 less its normal price.
How this workshop is organised?
- This is a full day course:
The first part of the day is about making the drum's body ready for decorating and burnishing later during the day.
Just before taking a lunch brake, we will embark on a guided meditation for finding your power symbols or animal to adorn your drum.
The second part of the day- after lunch- we will assemble the leatherhard (semi dry) parts of the drum and decorate its surface with a finishing method of your choice.
Before closing the day, we will connect with the Earth Energy to bless our drums, for producing happy vibrations on its every beat.
This workshop can be taken as a one to one or in a group setting of 3 to 5 people.
The contact time is 5 hours, plus 1 hour lunch brake.
We use professional air drying clay (red or gray) which behaves as normal pottery clay also suitable for firing and glazing at a later date (optional extra).
What can be achieved at the end of this workshop?
At the end of the day you would have made a unique drum that can go home with you and rest undisturbed for 48 hours to cure (harden) ready for drumming.
You can also to leave your work to be bisque fired and come back for glazing at a later date (optional extra). Or you may want to choose the 2 or 3 day residential option.
At the end of this workshop you will be awarded with a certificate of attendance worth 5 CPD points, accredited by FHT, towards completing your Continuous Professional Development portfolio.
After completion of this workshop, you may like to explore more about pottery techniques and enrol for the Healing Pottery course . Also, having attended this workshop, you will be entitled to %10 on the Healing Pottery 4 week Course, to learn and experience various methods of Pottery Techniques and Development of Ideas.
You will also get free invitations to our Udu Drumming evenings to continue your personal enlightenment journey. (Join the Reiki & Udu Drum Makers Community on my Face Book)
Residential options for this workshop
As the air-drying clay that we use, can also be fired and glazed like normal pottery clay, if you wish, you can book a room with us for three nights to further decorate and glaze your item. Your drum will be prepared for bisque firing with a special overnight drying method, ready for glaze application and glaze firing the the next day. It will take another full day for the kiln to be opened for the cooled drum to be taken out safely. During this time, you could make more self-drying pots and pieces should you wish to.
Venue & time
This workshop is held at Earthbeat Studio (West London) on selected Sunday
10.00 am -5.00 pm
(Please find available dates from the drop-down menu on the right)
For all enquiries please send an email to: email@example.com or contact the studio 020 8811 1556 weekdays between 9.00am and 6.00pm.
To arrange a residential, please contact me for more information.