Rosie Brand

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Sliding Scale


Sliding scale workshop tickets are for folks experiencing economic disparity, underemployment or from low-income households. There are three pricepoints; seed, seedling, flower. 

Unfortunately facillitating these workshops is not inexpensive, I need to cover the cost of tools, materials, firing, educational resources and a living wage for teaching hours. But I hope to make the classes accessible as possible. I respect your judgement on whether you fit into these groups, and if you are able to pay full price, thank you, it helps hugely in continuing to offer these classes to everybody.

Clay Seed Pod Workshop

May 19 10.30am-1pm at Plant Material, Altadena



In this one-day ceramics workshop we’ll observe a collection of locally foraged seed pods, getting to know the plants in our local ecology, and learning from their more-than-human architectures.

Exploring these tactile forms through clay, we’ll practice essential ceramic handbuilding techniques to create botanical sculptures: Clay Seed Pods.

This workshop asks, what can be learned by looking closely at the very small, the often unnoticed, the dispossessed and decomposing parts of our world?

These intricate anomalous structures have been teachers for me in my artistic practice.
Seed pods have much to say about holding carefully, about carrying precious and precarious futures. Seed pods know how to make and unmake themselves, they contain the knowledge of letting go. These forms are a beyond-human language.

One you can only speak with your hands.



This class is open to students of all levels of clay experience, aimed at adults and young people over the age of 11.
If you are looking for family classes, there will be a family iteration of this workshop coming in June!

The ticket price includes the cost of materials and firing.*
You can make up to three hand-held sculptures, depending on time.

Please note; your sculptures will need to be dried and fired, and will be available for pick up from Plant Material 2-3 weeks after the day of the class. You will recieve a reminder email when your pods are ready.

Clay Seed Pod Workshop - Family Day!

June 2, 10.30am - 12.30pm at Plant Material, Altadena

Sliding Scale Ticket includes 1 adult and 1 child.



In this one-day ceramics workshop, family groups are invited to work collaboratively on unique botanical sculptures to treasure forever.

We’ll observe a collection of locally foraged seed pods, getting to know the plants in our local ecology, and learning from their more-than-human architectures.

Exploring these tactile forms through clay, we’ll practice essential ceramic handbuilding techniques to create botanical sculptures: Clay Seed Pods.


This class is open to students of all levels of clay experience, aimed at family pairs and groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for children ages 5+

The ticket price includes the cost of materials and firing.*
You can make up to three hand-held sculptures, depending on time.

Please note; your sculptures will need to be dried and fired, and will be available for pick up from Plant Material 2-3 weeks after the day of the class. You will recieve a reminder email when your pods are ready.

Sliding Scale Ticket includes 1 adult and 1 child.