clay together

As part of my Artist in Training Programme with the British Ceramics Biennial I delivered a ‘Clay Together’ session at the BCB studio. The sessions are aimed at bringing people together through making with clay, and are a great opportunity for people to learn new skills and relax in a calm environment. With the group, … 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

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

‘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

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

appetite workshops

My ‘Play with Clay’ and ‘Origami’ workshops in summer 2015 with Appetite Stoke were a fantastic opportunity to lead drop-in art sessions with the general public. The workshops were really popular and the results were lovely!

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

come on blurton

As part of the ‘Come on Blurton’ project with B-Arts, I helped assist the group of artists with their rolled clay workshops. These were held at Blurton community hub and Blurton Mill Pond for adults and children in the local area. These were fantastic days of fun with some great results!