Workshop: Adventures in Architecture with Chris Turrell

Sunday 4 September 2022, 11am – 4.30pm

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The Bluecoat Display Centre is a nationally and internationally recognised contemporary craft and design gallery that has been established since 1959. We sell, exhibit and promote over 350 selected contemporary craftspeople each year working in a broad variety of media.

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Cicley Peers - In the Window, June 2022

Cicley Peers - In the Window, June 2022

Manchester Metropolitan University Graduate Award 2021 Cicely Peers’ practice negotiates the boundaries between the handmade and mass produced, combining modern technologies with the more traditional ceramic techniques of slip casting. Using CAD she has devised a bespoke modular method of constructing segmental moulds for slip cast – an approach which enables her to design parts of great complexity and detail. The innovative method of mould...

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Helaina Sharpley - In the Window, May 2022

Helaina Sharpley - In the Window, May 2022

Helaina Sharpley is a designer-maker, based at The West Yorkshire Print Workshop, creating 2D and 3D wirework. Inspiration comes from a love of tea and tea drinking, and many other areas including Victorian architecture and ephemera, grandfather clocks and cutlery. “Using old sepia photographs, I first create pen and ink drawings, capturing the aspects of elegance. These detailed line drawings are then translated into delicate and...

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Jessie Chorley - In the Window, April 2022

Jessie Chorley - In the Window, April 2022

Jessie Chorley is a London-based textile artist, specialising in embroidery and paper crafts. Born in Kent in1980, she spent her childhood in North Wales, before moving to London to study for the BA in Fine Art Textile Practice at Goldsmiths College. While still a student, she chose to dedicate her life to making beautiful things by hand and, shortly after graduating, she set up her...

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Francisca Onumah - In the Window, March 2022

Francisca Onumah - In the Window, March 2022

Hothouse 2020 alumna Francisca Onumah set up her studio within the community of Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield. It is from here she has developed her collection of sculptural objects and contemporary jewellery which have become a part of both public and private collections. Drawn to finding character and a human-like semblance in inanimate objects, the Ghanaian born silversmith creates ambiguous vessels and jewellery that reflect vulnerabilities and strengths...

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