RRS: Letter Drawing with Clay with Zoe Tumika
GSA Exhibitions / GSASA

Event Type:

Off-site event


Fleming House, 164 Renfrew Street


20 Jan 2023
10:30 - 12:00



Photo: '‘THER THER THER’ (2017)
Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie

RRS: Letter Drawing with Clay with Zoe Tumika

Event info

Race, Rights & Sovereignty: Letter Drawing with Clay, workshop led by Zoë Tumika
Friday 20 January 2023
10:30 - 12:00
Fleming House, 164 Renfrew Street

The workshop is an opportunity to play with the shape, texture and feeling of words alongside thinking about how these elements can (and can’t) inform shared meaning. Sometimes we’re trying to communicate things which we don’t have the words for. Drawing words can open up alternative spaces and ways of communicating what can’t be said.

Zoë will lead in demonstrating a variety of methods which can be used to build shapes and structures with clay. From this, participants will be able to explore their own ways of working with this active material. You don’t need to have any experience of using clay to take part in this workshop.

Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie is an artist from and living in Glasgow, Scotland.

Zoë makes work about being, in the many ways they imagine being can be for them. In their practice, making work and producing the work of others is a site to
be (a)live,
be unfixed.

A space which tightly embraces abundance and multiplicity.

Since 2021, Zoë has worked predominantly with clay and makes ceramics using handbuilding techniques as well as wheel throwing. They also make using pen (lettering and drawing) and film.

Zoë is currently Producer at Body Remedy, a Glasgow-based [forming] ecology that centres physical practice for self-recovery. Contributors and participants of Body Remedy are black people and people of colour (BPOC) who identify as women and non-binary.

This workshop is part of the Race, Rights & Sovereignty Caring Between Practices strand. Caring Between Practices is a programme strand inviting artists and practitioners working at the intersections of healing and creative practices. The series aims to consider what an embodied approach to making might look like within our own practices, and how we care for ourselves and each other within the creative process.

The Race, Rights & Sovereignty series is a free programme of public lectures, workshops and other events delivered by The Glasgow School of Art and The Art School: GSA's Students' Association.