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

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

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

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