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.
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/