Elke Sada was a scientist in Germany before undertaking a ceramics degree in Bath, followed by study at the Royal College. Back in Merzhausen in Germany she established her ceramic studio in 2005, where she perfected an innovative, ’upside down’ approach to creating her works. She starts by painting abstract imagery onto plasterboard, using engobe. Then she pours clay onto the painted surface and uses this to form mugs, pitchers, vases. The award winning result is fresh and vigorous – a two dimensional painting in 3D. Elke’s demonstration will show how she builds up her painting on plaster blocks with free style brushwork, drawing and printing techniques, then show the casting process followed by building works from the firm clay sheets.