Workshops and Demonstrations
Verity Howard @verityhowardceramics
Verity Howard (BA Hons Three Dimensional Design, Manchester School of Art, 2015) is an artist who uses clay as a medium for drawing and monoprinting to create sculptural, slab built, ceramic forms. Verity will demonstrate how to create drawings onto clay slabs using two different mono-printing techniques. Friday 3pm @ CUP Studio.
Rupert Brakspear @brakspearceramics
Rupert will be running a working with "Wild Clay" demo and workshop. Rupert Produces functional ceramics, with a focus on working with materials collected from places that have a connection with clay / ceramics as part of our material culture, are local – or that hold significance for him. Working as an artist working primarily through clay, experimentation, geographical / geological exploration, drawing and photography his interests are focused on function, place and sustainability. Saturday 12pm @ CUP Studio.
Lucy Baxendale @Baxenburg
Lucy uses surrealist automatism to create detailed drawings which become the starting point for her porcelain pieces. Lucy will be demoing how she builds her sculptures/turn drawings into 3D workshop. Saturday at 2-4pm.
Kids @ CUP
These open make sessions will resemble our after school club; where a project is provided for your little potters, but they are welcome to create whatever they please with the support of our team.
Sunday 10am @ CUP Studio.
Follow our art trail from the studio to the city centre location for more potting activities!
Isatu Hyde @isatuhyde
Isatu trained in the studio pottery tradition with Andrew Crouch in Ludlow, Shropshire. Working mainly on the potter’s wheel with a range of clays, glazes and firing temperatures, Isatu makes functional work that is rooted in use. Her inspiration draws heavily on pre-industrial craft from around the world, with her biggest love being neolithic pottery which embraces function, beauty, ritual and play, whilst retaining a level of minimalism. She has recently displayed at the Leach Pottery, St. Ives. Her demonstration is on Sunday 2pm @ CUP Studio.
Jo Davies @jo_davies_ceramics
Jo Davies is a ceramic artist specialising in wheel-thrown porcelain. Her practice includes hand-making her fine porcelain design range of vases, vessels, lighting and unique objects alongside running a Teaching Studio specialising in wheel-throwing. She will be doing a demonstration and one day pop-up, table top show on the Friday. The porcelain throwing demo will include a talk about her exhibition experience and collaboration with companies. Friday 4.30pm @ CUP Studio.
More info here
Miles Johnson @miles.ceramics
After featuring on Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw down in 2022, Miles has gone from strength to strength. His work is building strength through shape and form. Each piece holds itself in an expressive way, like tailored clothing. Miles has worked with clay for the last six years. For twenty years he has been designing with textiles. From designing clothing he knows how the cloth fits the body and how the flow drapes the form. Miles will be running a sculpting taster, Heads of Clay.