About the Event

Organized by: Dar Salma Concept Store

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The Clay Fair aims to gather clay enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds, raising curiosity and awareness about the art of pottery. We want to overcome the idea that clay is only for artists by bringing the clay community together. This will be the first event focused on clay artisans, artists, and enthusiasts, providing a discovery and hands-on experience through workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, markets, lectures, and family-friendly activities. 

The program will revolve around the different aspects of clay usage from traditional architecture, health and objects making during two days with the support of the local community. 

Event Program

1:00pm – Workshop 1 -Botanical Clay

Botanical Clay

By Heenat Salma Education Team 

Maximum Capacity: 20 pax 

Price: 100 QAR 

Age Range: 7 years and above 

Making Farm Animals

By Ruqaya Al Mohannadi  

Maximum Capacity: 6 pax 

Price: 100 QAR 

Age Range: 6 years and above 

Wheel Throwing Advanced

By Hameed Al Qahtani 

 Maximum Capacity: 9 pax 

Price: 150 QAR 

Age Range: 15 years and above 

Creating Pigments out of local Clay

By Abdulrahman Al Muftah 

 Maximum Capacity: 12 pax 

Price: 150 QAR 

Age Range: 15 years and above 

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

By Mohammad Ahmadi 

Maximum Capacity: 9 pax 

Price: 100 QAR 

Age Range: 12 years and above 

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

By Mohammad Ahmadi 

Maximum Capacity: 9 pax 

Price: 100 QAR 

Age Range: 15 years and above 

  • Continued display of works by local clay artists. 
  • Market – display and sale of clay. 
2:30pm - Greetings 

Welcome and Introduction to the Clay Fair 

Clay in Traditional Architecture and Sarooj Constructions in Qatar, Oman, and Iran

By Yasmine El Majzoub, the Head of Traditional Architecture and Urbanism Program at Caravane Earth Foundation, and Mohammad Ahmadi  

Max Capacity: 30 Pax 

Price: For Free (Booking is required) 

Age Range: 15 years old and above 

Clay Play 

By Tasha Greig  

Max Capacity: 7 pax 

Price: 100 QAR 

Age Range: 7 years old and above 

Introduction to Pottery Wheel

By Lina Lotfi 

Maximum Capacity: 7 pax 

Price: 150 QAR 

Age Range: 15 years and above 

Traces of Pottery and Wild Clay in Qatar

by Dr. Alexandrine Guerin, the Curator Archaeology and Early History at the National Museum of Qatar  

Maximum Capacity: 30 pax 

Price: For free (Booking is required) 

Age Range: 15 years and above 

Sculpting Technique 101

By Reem Behzad 

Maximum Capacity: 12 pax 

Price: 150 QAR 

Age Range: 15 years and above 

Maximum Capacity: 50 pax 

Price: For free (Booking is required) 

Age Range: For Everyone 

Clay and Well-Being, Therapeutic Effect of Clay

Maximum Capacity: 50 pax 

by Tasha Grieg, the Head of Caravane Earth Academy, Catherine Fernandez, Psychological Counselor from Flourish Minds clinic, and Lina Lotfi, the owner of Arts and Crafts Studio + live demonstration by Hameed Al Qahtani, the Founder of Ceramic Cube Studio. 

Max Capacity: 30 Pax 

Price: For Free (Booking is required) 

Age Range: 15 years old and above 

Networking Reception: An opportunity for attendees to mingle with artists and artisans.

  • Continued display of works by local clay artists 
  • Market – display and sale of clay