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PremierLeague-News.Com - Liverpool Hope University graduate and ceramicist Attila Olah believes the art of pottery can improve mental health

Liverpool news Artist reveals key to creativity and why others should learn his mindful craft PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Liverpool Hope University graduate and ceramicist Attila Olah believes the art of pottery can improve mental health

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04 May 2021 - 14:17

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A ceramicist is helping others in the community to benefit from the art of pottery after his own creative confidence was given a boost. Attila Olah believes his time spent studying at Liverpool Hope University unlocked new opportunities and ultimately helped him open up his own ceramics studio. Attila, who graduated in 2016, is now the founder of Altar Pottery, a busy studio in the city's John Archer Hall in Toxteth. Having studied a degree in design at Hope, Hungary-born Attila and his team run pottery evening classes, as well as introductory sessions, for anyone interested in learning the craft. The 33-year-old also worked as a senior resident tutor at Hope, supporting students in halls of residence, but says the guidance he received at the university’s creative campus meant he was able to really hone his craft. He said: “You need to experiment and find an identity for yourself as a maker. That might not necessarily mean that you’re making the most unique pieces in the world but you need to be able to try different techniques, new ideas, different methods of making. "You need to spend time with your practice so it can open up a space within you. You work with a material and you get hooked and drawn in. “And what Hope gave me was the flexibility and also the opportunity to really pursue these ideas.” Attila believes pottery has a positive impact on mental health (Image: Tomi Major) During his time at Liverpool Hope University, Attila had the opportunity to work with Liverpool-based Glacial Art Ice Sculptors to create part of the set for an episode of Game of Thrones. Although his ice ‘henge’ (a circle of jagged frozen shards) was used in "less than a minute of footage," the Hungarian-born student saw it as an "eye-opening and brilliant experience".

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. He said: “It’s an incredibly single-minded process. “You can’t be thinking about your dinner, you can’t be thinking about your shopping list, and even if you’ve had a stressful day at work this gives you the opportunity to decompress, to be with the clay, and to allow the process to unfold. “Through making, one experiences a sense of going deeper both into oneself and into the materials at hand. You merge into the act yourself. It’s almost the textbook definition of mindfulness. Attila Pottery runs several classes for ceramicists of all experiences (Image: Tomi Major) “It’s interesting to see people walking into the studio looking a bit stressed and 10 minutes into their practice a sense of calm starts to set in. They might say ‘ah, I’ve had a really busy day at work’, but suddenly there’s a change - to pure joy." Attila 's pottery classes had been forced to halt due to Covid-19 restrictions, however, before the pandemic he saw a surge in interest in the activity. He believes it's thanks, in part, to the popularity of TV pottery competition shows, and is pressing ahead with plans to expand Altar Pottery later this year. His team will also be reaching out to school children, disability groups and community centres as well as opening the space up for team building events. To find out more about the wide range of courses available at Hope, visit the website.

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