Wednesday, November 28th, Coiled Ceramics Hand-building Workshop with Michael Moore.
Michael is a Reader in Fine and Applied Arts, Ceramics, Belfast School of Art.
Michael has been making Ceramic Art and has been involved in Art Education for over 30 years.
Periods of his career have included working with adults with learning and acquired psychiatric disabilities in a studio/workshop forum. His experience in these areas will be discussed during the workshop.
Michael has a BA in Art Education and an MA in Art History. Michael also holds a PgCert in Special Needs Training from the National University of Ireland.
To view Michael’s work, please visit his website: http://michaelmooreceramics.com
References, Art Therapy and Clay
Therapeutic Qualities of Clay-work in Art Therapy and Psychotherapy by Michael Sholt and Tami Gavron, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association
The Applied Effectiveness of Clay Art Therapy for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease by Young Sil Bae and Dong-Hee Kim, Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine.
The Effect of Art Therapy with Clay on Hopelessness Levels Among Neurology Patients, L.U. Akhan, M. Kurtuncu, and S. Celik, Rehabilitation Nursing.
Clay and Anxiety Reduction: A One-Group, Pretest/Posttest Design with Patients on a Psychiatric Unit by Elizabeth Kimport and Elizabeth Hartzell.
Efficacy of Creative Clay Work for Reducing Negative Mood: A Randomised Control Trail. Elizabeth Kimport and Steven Robbins.
Catherine Hyland Moon, “Clay” from Materials and Media in Art Therapy
“Clay may be more suggestive than a blank piece of paper, because it requires visceral, sensual, and physical investment allowing it to be inhabited by the client…Clay always says “yes”; that is, it accepts, records, and reflects even the subtlest touch…The tactile messiness of clay is appealing to some clients, inviting playful exploration, but repulsive to others…Either reaction may be an outgrowth of clay’s propensity to foster an instinctive, potentially regressive response….The counterpart to clay’s regressive potential is its capacity to foster integration. Clay forms can be worked, reworked, repaired, destroyed, and rebuilt, thereby bringing together constructive and destructive processes. Clients can change their minds, symbolically reconciling differences…or repairing what has come apart, without leaving evidence of mistakes…Clay can also foster transformation. It can serve as a repository for intense feelings or a means for reparation through reconstruction…” (Catherine Hyland Moon, 2010).