Eastbourne Studio Pottery
Let’s Cr-eat-e Together
Eastbourne Studio Pottery will be running thirty free workshops at ESP and offsite in community settings funded by the Arts Council. The workshops will span a broad range of techniques and will be led by the ESP team and a whole host of visiting artists including Emma Carlow, Christine Binnie, and Louisa Taylor.
Each workshop will bring together 2 groups of 6 people from organisations across Eastbourne to make and chat. The plates will become a canvas for ideas, forging links between the groups to enrich community cohesion and wellbeing through participation in the arts. Making with clay is a wonderful way to access your creativity, with most of the participants new to the medium, the techniques used will introduce the processes in fully accessible stages.
An exhibition of the plates with documentation of the workshops will be staged at Towner in May 2024 where all the participants will be invited back to share a celebration tea using their plates. A website will document the project and invite the public to upload images of their favourite plates.
The project is running from October 2023 to May 2024
If your organisation would like to take part in one of the workshops then please get in touch with Claire Shoosmith by email at email@example.com
Project partners include: Emma Mason Gallery, Towner Eastbourne, Holding Space, Amaze Sussex, Eastbourne Mencap, Talent Accelerator at East Sussex College, The Colonnades, Devonshire West Big Local, Multiply East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Rough Sleepers Initiative, The Sanctuary Café, Devonshire Collective, University of Brighton Occupational Therapy Department, Tech Resort, Eco Action Eastbourne, Local Works Studio, Eastbourne Food Partnership, Eastbourne Foodbank, Eastbourne ALIVE, Tollgate Community Junior School, Bourne Primary School, Gildridge House Schoo,l Creative Health Programme East Sussex, Christine Binnie, Anne Barrell, Emma Carlow, Dylan Bowen, Belen Gomez, Maja Jones, Elizabeth Doak, Louisa Taylor, Maison S Sommet, Clare Somerville-Perkins, Dominic Parrette.