Date(s) - 06/06/2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tree of Life Working with Clay Week 2

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

The Tree of Life ceramics 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.

Tree of Life will be the first indoors workshop, starting with an introduction session on Sunday 23rd May at 4-5pm and following on with two weeks of ceramics sessions on Sunday 6th June and Sunday 20th June at 10am – 1pm. In this three-week ceramics programme 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 an Artist and 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 ceramics

Indoors at Lunesdale Hall

Sunday 23rd May, Sunday 6th June, Sunday 20th June

4-5pm, 10am-1pm, 10am – 1pm

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

Ages 18-90+


Kirkby Lonsdale Phoenix Rising Logo

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


Bookings are closed for this event.