CELEBRATING CRAFT AT THE POTTERY
As part of Craft Month, we are launching a very special programme of events with opportunities for all to view and engage with the best of local craft whilst encouraging people of all ages and abilities to have a go at creating their own artworks.
We start with exhibitions and tours to learn about the buildings’ rich history and the process of pottery making from Philip Harris, whose family run the business from 1870 to 1995. Accompanied by an exhibition of works by resident artist Sheena Bond, whose inspiration is drawn from the handwritten ledgers of the Harris pottery, which dates back as early as the 1900s. Later in October we welcome back the Terra Cotta Trail where children set out on a treasure hunt to track down the architectural items that were built into local houses.
Then there is your chance to get involved. The craft programme of short activities running through October is very hands on. You can make a ceramic tile expressing your ‘lockdown experience’ or try your hand at an unusual form of photography. You can then display your finished work in an exhibition that will build through the month - a true community effort.