Wednesday, November 29, 2023
08:00 PM
Across UK
Rhona Eve Clews, Catherine Monahon, Squishy Collective, Elastic Fiction

What materials ground you?

What materials nourish you?

Combining grab-able kitchen stuff and everyday objects in a fun guided session, artists Catherine Monahon and Rhona Eve Clews playfully share material wisdom from The Squishy Collective, Taoist teachings, clay practices and healing encounters. Discover how creative practice brings presence, freedom and nourishment, whether or not you feel comfortable calling yourself creative!

Discover the material wisdom of kitchen goods and everyday objects in this online playful art-ecology workshop led by artists.

This is a very special online, Trans Atlantic event hosted from both Oakland, California, USA and London, UK – 12 pm – 1.30pm PST / 8-9.30pm GMT! We will send you send you a link to the online space a week before the workshop.

What will we do? We’ll open with a body scan, an introduction to the materials in the virtual room, and a few games where we engage with our kitchen materials and share our reflections.

Who is this for? This workshop is great for anyone who is excited about materials and can sit in front of a computer for about an hour (age 13+). You are welcome to stand up and stretch, take a bio break, or turn off your camera when you need to.

What do you bring? Participants are invited to bring materials from the kitchen that they find nourishing, intriguing or grounding. You will receive a more detailed list about a week before the event, all ingredients will be everyday items found easily to hand e.g. oil, garlic, grains (cooked or uncooked), spices.

To find out more or to book tickets, please visit:-

Ticket price is to cover the cost of the artists time and organisational costs – thank you for your support!


About Your Host

Rhona Eve Clews is an Artist, Ecologist and Healer, with an MFA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art and a background in Psychology and Photography. She has exhibited extensively, speaks, co-curates and co-hosts The More-Than-Human Book Club at Barbican library.

Catherine Monahon is an audio storyteller, arts facilitator and entrepreneur based in Oakland, California. They run Waveform Ceramics, a clay classroom specialising in beginners; they also produce Material Feels, a podcast celebrating the intimate relationships between people and the creative materials they fall in love with.


This workshop forms part of Soft Tissue an exhibition by the Squishy Collective at Metroland Cultures, London on from 25th November – 10th December 2023, check out our exciting programme of events!