Date(s) - 05/06/2021
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Tree of Life Working with Clay (Family Friendly)

A Phoenix Rising Art Taster workshop with Kirkby Lonsdale CIC and Green Close.

The Tree of Life family friendly working with clay workshop is a Phoenix Rising event. Phoenix Rising is a new visual art and wellbeing programme of workshops that puts your health at the heart of living and working in our community. Make a space for your wellbeing needs, whilst learning, sharing your ideas and connecting with others on a programme of fun, creative activities led by experienced professional artists.

The Tree of Life family friendly working with clay workshop will be the first indoors Phoenix Rising drop in, taking place on Saturday 5th June at Lunesdale Hall – or you can book onto the three-week Tree of Life programme for adults. In this family friendly session you will learn how to make your own ceramic candlestick inspired by popular Mexican folk art, finally lighting your candles in St Mary’s Church in a display of strength, beauty and growth, celebrating with the community as we rise out of Lockdown together.

The Tree of life is a symbol of personal growth, strength and individual beauty, and in Mexico a form of traditional ceramic art. These workshops will introduce you to sharing your story through working with clay. Inspired by the brightly painted folk art of Mexico you will to create your very own tree of life in the form of a candlestick to display and take home. All materials provided. Please bring an apron or old shirt to wear over your clothes or be prepared to get a little mucky!

Tree of Life led by ceramics artist Sue Flowers

Phoenix Rising Artist Sue Flowers from Green Close Studios

Sue Flowers is an Artist and the founder of Green Close in Melling.  Her work explores our emotional connectivity to our environment, our personal histories and the world we live in. Through her Tree of Life workshops Sue encourages people to uncover ever-changing realities of what life means to us today. Sue works with clay to celebrate our individuality, growth and strength.  The candle sticks made in this workshop we intend to display in public places around town as a celebration of life.

Find out more about Sue Flowers on her website.


Booking Information for Tree of Life Family Friendly Working with Clay

Indoors (Lunesdale Hall)

Saturday 5th June

2pm – 5pm

Free (£10 deposit – please call the Information and Gift Shop on 015242 97177 to pay and secure your place)

Family Friendly (All Ages)


Kirkby Lonsdale Phoenix Rising Logo

National Academy for Social Prescribing, Arts Council England, Natural England and Historic England.


Bookings are closed for this event.