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

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

community maker

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

megan randall

In October last year I assisted ceramic artist Megan Randall with her involvement in the British Ceramics Biennial. Her graffiti inspired work consisted of stencilled and spray painted images of plates, painted with ceramic slip around Stoke-on-Trent. This was to advertise the British Ceramics Biennial using temporary and environmentally friendly processes.