‘development’ on world in one city – artist training programme

The ‘World in One City’ project explores themes surrounding cultural identity, place, heritage and feasting. Bringing together food and clay, throughout the weeks, the Burslem Jubilee group have reflected on the new community they have found themselves within. The participants have also been learning some of the history of Stoke-on-Trent and have developed new skills in ceramics. The … Continue reading

BCB artist in training programme – world in one city

Week four of ‘World In One City’ was a very relaxed and reflective session. Joanne Ayre invited past participants to join in on the workshop, this seemed to help the new group settle in, with many familiar faces, the session had a real sense of community spirit. Using old magazines, we asked the participants to … 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

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

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

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

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