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Monday 15 July 2024

Coil Flower Workshop

9.30am - 12.30pm Sat 31 August 2024

Coil Flower Workshop

$80 - $100 | Baylee Griffin
Coil Flower Workshop

Example of coil flower tile by Baylee Griffin. Photograph: Baylee Griffin.

Engage in collaborative ephemeral sculpture with exhibiting artist Baylee Griffin. Baylee will share her stylised surface decoration techniques and teach participants about the reusable nature of ceramics. Attendees will contribute to a large group piece and complete an individual 9 x 9cm hanging tile to take home. 

This workshop is suitable for beginners and participants with intermediate skills. All materials and equipment provided, including aprons. Baylee will glaze and fire the tiles and attendees will be notified when they are ready to collect from Umbrella, approximately one month after the workshop date.

View Baylee Griffin's large-scale ceramic installation and body of work How to Become Flora 26 July - 8 September 2024.

Member Discount 
Enter the discount code MEMBER at checkout after you select the "continue to payment" button. If you are not already an Umbrella Member and want the workshop discount, sign up here.

Umbrella Members $80 | Full Price $100

Limited to 12 spaces (ages 15+) | Bookings close on the Friday prior to the Workshop Day at 4pm. | The workshops will take place in Umbrella’s downstairs studio at 408 Flinders St (next to Mary Who? Bookshop and opposite Woolworths). | All bookings subject to Umbrella's workshop and public programs booking policy.


Baylee Griffin (they/she) is an artist and community arts facilitator. Largely working with ceramics, their practice is an act of resilience and reciprocity, rooted in identity and embodied ecocentrism – that is, the view or belief that the rights and needs of humans are not more important than those of other living things. Griffin’s studio practice is accordingly rooted in sustainability, where they endeavour to find and create with accessible local material. Griffin volunteers as the secretary of North Queensland Potters Association and their work in community arts has taken them throughout regional and rural Queensland, where they care deeply about fostering meaningful connections with, and holding safe spaces for diverse communities.

Griffin was a finalist in the 2022 North Queensland Ceramic Awards and has exhibited throughout Queensland. The artist received a 2023 RADF grant to interrogate the sustainability of their practice, and they shared their findings with the community through seminars and workshops. Griffin has written multiple articles for the Journal of Australian Ceramics as a part of their dedication to connecting regional practice to global dialogues.

Image: Baylee Griffin, 2023. Photograph: Wing Hong Leung.

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(07) 4772 7109

408 Flinders Street,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region - Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal - as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

Umbrella is a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.