A Clay Tea Party
The ritual of afternoon tea charms. To pause in the day, sip a warm cup and snack on finger sandwiches with scones offers daily solace. Imagine the heightened pleasure of such a sojourn if using your own handcrafted tea service…a teapot, cups, sugar, creamer and tray, all uniquely created by you in the clay studio. Join us for clay tea…darjeeling or oolong? One lump or two?
Purchase clay at first class by cash or check - $20 (checks payable to Florida Clay Art).
Senior Faculty | Ceramics | Young Artists Program
An accomplished artist and experienced art educator, Doug Bringle joined the faculty at Crealdé School of Art in 2001. He is well-known for his ability to introduce students of any age to the wonders of clay, teaching adult and youth handbuilding classes. His parent-child workshops have generated hundreds of family keepsakes, including jack-o’-lanterns and Christmas trees. Bringle graduated from the University of Florida, and his clay work is handbuilt, using traditional slab, pinch and coil techniques. Sea themes are featured in many of his distinctive pieces, reflecting his birth on a small Atlantic island in the Azores. Bringle is influenced by pre-Columbian forms, particularly Maya, Moche and Nazca. He also admires the bold, graphic art of the peoples of the Northwest Coast, Japanese Jomon and Chinese jade and bronze forms.Instructor Bio