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Ceramics

2010-2011 Ceramics with Anette Poulson

Through previous projects people have demonstrated how much they enjoy the process of making one-off, personal items in ceramic, where they are involved from start to finish. The artists have built trusting and warm relationships over the past with people who have been making pieces mainly inspired by what they see around them (from gallery visits or source material in the way of books) and although valued and valuable in the terms of building skills and confidence with the material, end up as mini replicas.


Service users have indicated that they are ready to take on more challenging projects, some of the things that have emerged are sculptural self-portraits, personal dinner-sets/place settings.


We are offering this residency to continue encouraging people to be even more creative and brave, to work through the process from a more imaginative and personal angle.

2005-6 Ceramics with Jane Hufton

Service users have enjoyed working with Jane Hufton Ceramicist throughout the previous year, creating small individual items that they have taken home, making a mosaic sign, and covering some of the walls in the main entrance. It was our aim that the residency would enable service users to continue work alongside this ceramic artist with the aim of introducing ceramics to the outside of the building. This initiative developed skills already built up with service users of the Grange together with members of the general public and local schools to who work together towards a joint concept in public art.


This project had the service users of the Grange at its core. The older people actively participated at all stages of the project from the design phase through to the actual fabrication of the mosaic/tile installation.


Through this creative initiative, older people gained more self-confidence and self worth and were encouraged to actively contribute to the process both mentally and physically.

Through previous projects people have demonstrated how much they enjoy the process of making one-off, personal items in ceramic, where they are involved from start to finish. The artists have built trusting and warm relationships over the past with people who have been making pieces mainly inspired by what they see around them (from gallery visits or source material in the way of books) and although valued and valuable in the terms of building skills and confidence with the material, end up as mini replicas.


Service users have indicated that they are ready to take on more challenging projects, some of the things that have emerged are sculptural self-portraits, personal dinner-sets/place settings.


We are offering this residency to continue encouraging people to be even more creative and brave, to work through the process from a more imaginative and personal angle.

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