Reflections on Courage through Clay

27 April
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Reflections on Courage through Clay

Discover the profound history of ceramics as a means of healing and self-expression in contemporary art, while also learning about artist Hana El-Sagini’s practice and her exhibition ‘Counting Fingers’, a major new body of work featuring over 200 ceramic pieces.


In this workshop, we dive into our personal  adversities through a writing exercise while learning  about the clay as a medium.  Later, we will draw sketches that represent the emotions explored in the writing exercise, recreating them as a way to channel our inner struggles.


Open to ages 18 years and above. 

About the instructor

Hana El-Sagini is a Cairo-born multidisciplinary artist based in Dubai. Notable achievements include three solo shows at Zamalek Art Gallery in Cairo, participation in ‘Something else Off Biennale,’ and receiving The Dean Collection Award in 2018. She continued her artistic journey in Düsseldorf, Berlin’s Universität Der Künst, and received her MFA from Basel’s Institute Kunst. Her work was also part of the Fondation Beyeler’s 25th Anniversary exhibition. In 2023, her piece “The Big Blue Slipper” was acquired by Rotterdam’s Fenix Museum. She is currently part of the Campus Art Dubai 10.0 X Public Art group.