bcb artist in training programme – world in one city

Week two and three of the second ‘World In One City’ block were led by artist Steve Dixon. Steve’s work comments on contemporary issues ranging from the Iraq war to colonialism and the banking crisis. With the participants, Steve designed crests based on the heritage, history and their experiences of the group’s new city. During … Continue reading

bcb artist in training programme – world in one city

On Monday we welcomed a new group to the BCB studio and Spodeworks ready for our second block of ‘World In One City’ sessions. We began the session with conversations about food and feasting. We then looked at examples of crests, discussing symbolic images and the culture behind these. Each participant designed their own symbols … Continue reading

bcb artist in training programme – world in one city

Friday 7th April was our final session with the Burslem Jubilee group as part of World In One City with the British Ceramics Biennial. We had a lovely, relaxing session creating a tile table runner with decal transfers. This was a collaborative, team effort. The group worked together in such a concerted way, swapping places, making … Continue reading

bcb artist in training programme – world in one city

World In One City enters it’s sixth, penultimate week. It has been such a fantastic project to be involved in, and I am amazed by the wonderful work which has been produced. The group have shown some great skills, and their creativity, confidence knowledge of the city has grown throughout. One thing that has shown this … Continue reading

‘this way up’ at perton library

‘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 is to give … Continue reading

BCB artist in training programme – world in one city

Monday morning’s spoon making session with Jo Ayre at the BCB studio was fantastic. The group created some wonderful pieces in response to our discussion on feasting. We spoke about the food we would use our spoons for; rice, dulma, tabbouleh and stew, being the favourites, then we began planning our picnic. This will be an … Continue reading

BCB artist in training programme – world in one city

‘World In One City’ enters it’s third week at the British Ceramics Biennial studio. For most of the session we designed, reflected and created. Joanne Ayre began by explaining various types of clay and where they came from, then the group created their very own tea-strainers using these clays. The participants used their sketchbooks to reflect … Continue reading

BCB artist in training programme – world in one city

Yesterday was our second week with the Burslem Jubilee group for ‘World In One City’. I am working on this project as part of my ‘Artist In Training Programme’ with The British Ceramics Biennial and Arts Connect. The workshops are led by Joanne Ayre at the BCB studio. The day began with a discussion on … Continue reading

acava studios

In collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Arts Council England, part of Spode factory has been converted into 43 artist studios. Together with other developments on the site, this is part of an ambitious plan to develop a hub of creativity which will revitalise Stoke town. My lovely friend Rebecca Davies has been kind enough to share her studio … Continue reading

BCB artist in training programme – world in one city

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