The ‘Artist In Training Programme’ with The British Ceramics Biennial and Arts Connect begins. The programme will run up to the BCB festival and will facilitate artist Tasmin Williams and myself to work alongside local communities and in educational settings. This will be alongside producing our own work in the BCB studio. Our first two meetings … Continue reading
‘This Way Up’ is a wellbeing project by Creative Health CIC for people living in Wolverhampton and Staffordshire. The project is tailored to different community groups, including asylum seekers, refugees, migrants, people with dementia and the general public. The project gives the participants chance to take part in weekly art and craft sessions. The aim … Continue reading
Over the past 2 years I have assisted and led workshops for The British Ceramics Biennial. This has been a fantastic opportunity to develop my participatory arts and educational practice. Assisting artist Joanne Ayre has given me the confidence and experience to develop my own content and learn new skills. The ‘Food on my Plate’ … Continue reading
Jo Ayre, The Clay Comrades and I took part in something incredible in September! Our clay garden, which was a part of ‘The Lost Gardens of Stoke-on-Trent’ was a true team effort. The components were created in the months running up to the event, with friends, fellow artists, family and the public helping to build our crazy … Continue reading
During summer 2016, Anna Francis, Rebecca Davies, Jo Ayre and I began our ‘Tile Evaluation’ at the Portland Inn. Throughout the 4 week programme, we posed questions to the community to find out what people want to see in the abandoned pub’s future and also gathered people’s opinions and thoughts. The sessions generated conversation and … Continue reading
My ‘Play with Clay’ and ‘Origami’ workshops in summer 2015 with Appetite Stoke were a fantastic opportunity to lead drop-in art sessions with the general public. The workshops were really popular and the results were lovely!
During summer 2015, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work alongside artist Anna Francis in her ‘Community Maker’ project. We created ceramic pieces with the Portland street community to plan the changing community. Throughout the workshops, we saw community spirit and confidence grow. This was an amazingly inspiring project to be a … Continue reading
Here are some of my favourite images from my sessions assisting artist Jasleen Kaur with her ‘World In One City’ workshops with the Jubilee Group at Spode factory. We worked with a group of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. The project was fantastic! We created ceramic pieces inspired by cultural identity and feasting. The sessions … Continue reading
As part of the ‘Come on Blurton’ project with B-Arts, I helped assist the group of artists with their rolled clay workshops. These were held at Blurton community hub and Blurton Mill Pond for adults and children in the local area. These were fantastic days of fun with some great results!
In January this year, I was asked to assist in an origami workshop at The Willows primary school in Penkhull for their ‘treat day’. I had so much fun! Here are some of the results!