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Ceramics: public and personal change and regeneration

The first in an occasional series of talks about ceramics presented by Making Lewes.

Friday May 17th 7.00 -10.pm, Lewes Depot, Pinwell Lane, Lewes BN7 2JS (map)

Cost £5.00 or £3 student concession. Booking through Lewes Depot, tickets available HERE

Artistic director of the British Ceramics Biennial, Barney Hare Duke will talk about the aims and activities of the Biennial which takes place from September to November 2019 in Stoke on Trent.

Past Biennial award winner, Brighton based ceramicist Louisa Taylor will discuss her work and career as maker in porcelain, designer for industry, researcher, author and teacher.

The talks will be preceded by a screening of the 1947 short documentary The Five Towns which shows the production techniques of the skilled workers of Stoke and addresses the challenges of post war reconstruction in the region; a challenge which has been picked up by the British Ceramics Biennial in the face of regional decline and the increasing globalisation of ceramics production.


Image credit: BCB general view by Joel Fildes

Pop-up Pottery & Kiln firing workshop

Clay workshop for families. Part of Martin Brockman’s Sussex Claylands Tour 2018-19

September 29th, 10.00 – 17.00 at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land, Lewes BN7 2FG (map)

FREE EVENT (donations welcome)

Respond to the landscape, plants and animals of the Railway Land by drawing with clay pigments and making miniatures. Fire your work in a popup kiln. Follow the process of firing ceramics in the wheelbarrow touring kiln.

Martin Brockman is touring Sussex woods, downs and towns, making and firing a single pot at each stopping place. The pot is formed from clay dug from that location or nearby and fired in a wheelbarrow clamp kiln.

The series of vessels made during the tour will reference the pots made over centuries by local makers to celebrate births, deaths, weddings and harvests.

The completed series will tell a story of Sussex ceramic geography and history.

Pop-up Pottery & Kiln firing workshop is part of Make Lewes Festival 2018

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org


Photo: Katie Holloway