Archive for community workshops

Ugly mugs @ Bilston!

Pottery for kids at Bilston Craft Gallery Aug 2014Great to be back at Bilston Craft Gallery working with some of Wolverhamptons young pottery enthusiasts. We made a motley collection of ugly mugs which, when fired, glazed and returned to their makers – could be used for proper hot chocolate and other beverages.

More photos here.

Clay dino head @Noztock

Collaborative clay workshops at Herefordshire Noztock Music festival near BromyardCollaborative clay fun at the Noztock Music Festival 2014. Brilliant festival, great vibe & fab music. Definately be back next year.

Mad Hatters

ridiculous values hats worn by artists Jon Williams and Stephen McRaeArtist Blacksmith Stephen McRae and myself spent a hot afternoon at Ledbury Primary School’s end of term Carnival sporting these inspired and slightly ridiculous ‘Values hats’. We were soliciting peoples views on a set of values for Ledbury – a spot of market research for a metal and clay Sculpture Stephen and myself will be co-creating in the Autumn.

Mela clay

Pottery workshops at South Asian Arts Event in SmethwickVery pleased to be delivering pottery workshops on behalf of the good people at SAMPAD. Latest session took us to Victoria park in Smethwick, Birmingham where we entertained families celebrating The Mela Arts Festival. We encouraged visitors to make and take away clay elephants – just like this fantastic creation.

Poetry pottery – Out of the Earth

New ceramic work by artist Jon Williams who collaborated with poet and writer Mandy Ross on behalf of Ledbury Poetry Festival 2014I’ve been enjoying collaborating with poet & writer Mandy Ross on behalf of Ledbury Poetry Festival 2014.

Over the past 6 months we’ve taken fruit, poems and clay into local care homes to share with the residents and staff. We’ve been making, reading, reminiscing and having a lot of fun.

Mandy and myself have produced a body of new work as a response. The ‘fruits’ of our labour are currently being displayed in The Priory Cleaners window in Ledbury High Street. The work will be on show for the duration of the Poetry festival 4th – 12th July 2014.