Creative Share – Day One of Our Ceramics Residency

Posted on the 27th January 2020

Artists at Pure Art Studio have had their first meeting with our Creative Share ceramist-in-residence Laura Negus.

In the coming months Laura and Pure artists will be sharing their creative talents and perspectives – just as the project name suggests. From day one there has been hands-on pot throwing at the wheel – something new for Pure Art Studio. See James learning how to the work clay in the clip below.

Creative Share is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The emphasis is very much on collaboration. Laura, Pure staff and Pure artists will all learn from each other.

Resident Ceramicist Laura Negus

Laura has a degree in 3D design specialising in ceramics. She is  also a co-founder of Makers Dozen a collective of Manchester-based Makers, Designers and Artists. With her experience mentoring vulnerable people as part of arts and wellbeing enterprise START inspiring minds   she is a great choice for the residency. Here are her thoughts on her first day and examples of her work.


On Day One I have really enjoyed getting to know the Pure Artists and seeing their work. I feel I am already learning. Take the swirling designs of whirling dervishes and beautiful patterns from mosques that have inspired one of the artists here. She showed them to me and I found them fascinating.

I will also be taking inspiration from this beautiful setting. My own studio is in my cellar! Vernon Park is stunning and I am sure will feed into all our work.

Laura Negus - Creative Share Ceramicist in Residence, Pure Art Studio

In the six month course of Creative  Share Laura will spend one day a week at Pure Innovations’ dedicated ceramics studio in Vernon Park.   The skill sharing will also embrace Pure Studio Staff who are also keen to get  their hands dirty! They will master new techniques and then be able to pass these on to even more Pure artists in the future.


Creative Share is a brilliant collaboration and we can’t wait to see the results.

Of course we will be sharing them with you along the way, including information on the exciting exhibitions  that are planned for all the artists’ work.

Watch this space!

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