Pure Art Studio’s latest ceramics exhibition created by five rising stars

Posted on the 23rd November 2021

PURE ART STUDIOS LATEST CERAMICS EXHIBITION, CREATED BY FIVE RISING STARS FROM STOCKPORT, SHOWCASES ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES EARLY INTO THE NEW YEAR

  • Pure Art Studios latest exhibition ‘Creative Share: Excellent, Exciting, Endless Possibilities’ opens at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, on Oak Street, in the Northern Quarter, on Saturday (Nov 27).
  • Live in time for International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd. Admission is free and is open Monday to Saturday, 10am-5.30pm. The exhibition runs until early in the New Year.
  • Pure Innovations is a registered charity that supports people with a learning disability or autism to create fulfilled lives with a sense of purpose and belonging.
  • Pure Art Studio offers a place where people with a learning disability and an interest in art can develop their skills and thrive, sharing their experience and ideas.
  • ‘Creative Share’ is being delivered by Pure, supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It has provided the studio with its first Artist in Residence, ceramicist Laura Negus who has mentored the artists exhibiting while developing her own practice.

 

Ceramic art lovers will be able to view a five-star exhibition launching at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, in the Northern Quarter, from this Saturday.

Pure Art Studios Sam Bradley, Jennifer Hinchcliffe, James Kingsford, Emma Slater and Dylan Yardley will have their creative ceramics work exhibited until the New Year. The exhibition takes place during International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3).

The five local artists have been taking part in ‘Creative Share’, a six-month project hosted by Pure Innovations, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Creative Share has brought ceramicist Laura Negus to Pure Art Studio. She has worked alongside the artists as they’ve developed their practice while also producing her own body of work throughout the residency.

The studio offers a place where people with a learning disability and an interest in art can develop their skills and thrive, sharing their experience and ideas. ‘Creative Share: Excellent, Exciting, Endless Possibilities’ is a showcase of the ceramics created at Pure Art Studio by artists working with Laura. Each artist has taken inspiration from their own lives, interests, and experiences. What joins them together is an appreciation of clay as a medium for connecting us.

 

Pure Innovations Arts Facilitator Abigail Betton said:

“Exhibiting is really important to us and our artists. It challenges perceptions around who is and who isn’t an artist. It also challenges some of those negative perceptions around what people with a learning disability can and can’t achieve.

“The team at Manchester Craft and Design Centre have approached the exhibition with us in a really collaborative manner, visiting Pure Arts Studio on a number of occasions to get to know our artists and learn about their work.

“Working together Laura and our artists – Sam, Jennifer, James, Emma and Dylan – made decisions on what they will show, how it will be displayed, titles and colour schemes. The result is something they can all be really proud of and hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to come and see their fantastic work.”

Pure Art Studio is part of Pure Innovations. The Stockport based charity helps people with disabilities and disadvantaged groups to lead fulfilled lives, including employment. The charity launched its new branding earlier this autumn. A central part of the fresh look is a logo reaching for the stars.

Stockport residents can also visit Vernon Park to see an exhibition of work produced by Pure’s Artist in Residence Laura Negus.

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