Creative Share Ceramics Residency – Funded!

Posted on the 1st November 2019

Pure Innovations is delighted to have been awarded public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. This is for our brilliant new ceramics initiative, Creative Share!

What is Creative Share?

Creative Share is a six-month ceramics residency at our Vernon Park Art Studio. From January 2020 a leading North West-based ceramicist will be based here one day each week. He or she will share their skills with our artists we support.

This award will also provide three new professional potters wheels giving a more authentic environment for producing ceramics. In addition, Pure artists will show their new skills to a wide audience through exhibitions at high profile venues.

Exhibition at Manchester Museum & Vernon Park

The work produced by our artist’s will be exhibited at the wonderful Manchester Museum. We already have a great relationship with the museum and have taken part in its After Hours events.

Our artist in resident’s work will also be exhibited at Vernon Park gallery below Vernon Park Cafe.

Creative Share Mentoring

Five Pure artists will receive additional mentoring to assist them in developing their own product ranges. In general Pure artists have made work only for themselves. This residency will enable them to create work to be purchased by others: a true endorsement of their talent.

Their work will be displayed and available to purchase at Manchester Craft & Design Centre in the Northern Quarter. It will also be featured in Market Place Studios (Stockport). We will be sure to keep you posted about when it will be available!

Skill Sharing

Creative Share, as the name suggests, is also an opportunity for the ceramist to develop their own skills. They too will create work for exhibition; work informed by their experience with Pure artists.  This will create more exposure for their own practice.

We will be keeping you up to date with developments throughout the residency.

This really exciting project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Thank you!

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