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

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

lost gardens

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

portland inn project

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

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

world in one city

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

i see magical creatures

I recently took part in a community project with artists Emily Andrews and Siobhan Mcaleer. “I See Magical Creatures is a visual tale. Join us as we invite you, dear world, to spot the magical creatures that dwell amongst us. Found in the most likely and unlikely places, these magical creatures are spreading glittery magic … Continue reading

artsound collective showcase

” ‘ArtSound‘ is a collective of exciting, young artists from Stoke-on-Trent showcasing work from fashion and ceramics to textiles and photography, plus more… Come on down to Fat Cats Basement Bar in Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent on Monday 3rd December from 14:00 until late for the unmissable event! These individuals met at Newcastle-under-Lyme College and after … Continue reading

for one night only

Over the weekend I did some work for B-Arts, a local arts charity that develops creative projects for the community. I worked on the ‘For One Night Only’ project which consisted of three days of workshops for the local kids, including stop-frame animations and sculpture building. These workshops led to a final ‘pirate themed’ evening of … Continue reading