Clay skulls honour those who passed away

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Clay of the Dead workshop is on at Casula Powerhouse.

Day of the Dead is an annual Mexican holiday, a happy and colourful celebration where death takes a lively, friendly expression.

The legacy of past civilizations is depicted through colourful works art expressing people’s beliefs that death is a transition from one life to another, where communication exists between the living and the dead.

Throughout Mexico children and adults create clay skulls to remember and honour family members and friends who have passed away.

Colourful skulls decorated with paint, foil, sequins, glitter, beads and flowers adorn altars and tombs for the visiting spirits.

In Clay of the Dead, a special workshop with Natalie Valiente and Kathie Raco, you will learn about the meaning behind the tradition and be taught the necessary skills to create and decorate your own clay skull to take home.

Workshop places, which are limited, are suitable for all ages.


WHEN: Saturday 27 June;
TIME: 10.30am – 12.30pm;

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES: telephone 9824 1121  or email


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