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Porcelain Stars and Snowflakes Workshop, Queens Hall, Hexham, 18th Oct 2017, 6.30 to 9.00pm. For further details and to book please visit Queens Hall website.

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Pottery/ceramics workshops and projects:

Clay is a wonderful, tactile, responsive medium – I love taking clay out into the community and have many years experience of running workshops in a variety of settings such as schools, museums and other community venues.

I have worked as an artist-in-residence at a number of secondary schools and have created large-scale ceramic artworks with pupils in primary schools. I have worked with adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and cerebral palsy. I currently run a ceramics session once a month for people with dementia and their carers at Chrysalis at Tynedale from The Torch Centre in Hexham.

If you are interested in having a hands-on clay experience in your school, college, workplace, care home, heritage centre, museum or other community venue, whether it is a single session or an in-depth project, please get in touch either by phone or email and I will be happy to discuss ideas and offer suggestions as required. Please see some examples of projects below:

St. Agnes School, Crawcrook, Gateshead, 2010 – worked with pupils to create textured self-portraits. More photos on the blog post http://melaniehopwood.co.uk/2012/10/portrait-of-a-school/


St. Charles School, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2011/12
worked with pupils to create textured colourful tiles to represent and celebrate the culmination of their Comenius Project.


Horsley Village Community Art Group, at The Hearth at Horsley, 2012

‘Textured plaques’ workshop.