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As well as the Youth Arts workshops, in the past month I have also run a community day ( Flock), a 3 day platter workshop at West Dean College and a one day platter workshop at Brewery Arts.

and I love being able to give sharp knives to small children.

The birds looked spectacular as part of the Brewery Arts ‘Migration’ project.

Next up was West Dean, hard on the heels of Ceramic Art London

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I am especially excited by the way that the students in both these groups have taken my techniques and flown with them into their own areas of interest.

And now, after a week sorting everything out, I’m back to making

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It is now May, the exhibition has finished and has all been put away, and I now realise that I didn’t do a post about it. To see the pieces, look at the exhibition gallery above.

Richard Foster, of Brewery Arts, wrote today:

“The exhibition was of immense value to the Brewery. It extended the range of art forms we exhibit and therefore piqued the interest of our audience.¬† However the work also challenged the curatorial team in terms of display and allowed us to offer a wide range of workshops for young people and adults. I think the Visual Arts team consider this one of their most successful exhibitions to date.”

There was an exciting response to my new pieces and good sales too.

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Pippa and me

 

As part of my project, I offered to run some workshops. Last week saw me working with 40 young people between 8 and 16 years old, who attend a Youth Arts project at the Brewery. The regular tutors of the three sessions had helped the young artists to produce some lino cuts, which were also to be used in a postcard printing session. The results of both clay and printing workshops will be displayed in the Brewery ‘Migration’ project exhibition, hence many of the images were of birds, but also boats, people and fish.

After looking around my exhibition, discussing the methods of markmaking, we used various ways of making relief and impressed designs.We then used  slip-glaze to colour, inlay and layer the patterns. All the results were so individual.

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