Forgotten Potteries of the Dearne – Short Film

The DVLP have produced a short film about the Forgotten Potteries of the Dearne exhibition at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley.



The DVLP commissioned Yorkshire artist Adele Howitt to produce a new piece of ceramic work inspired by the historic potteries of the Dearne Valley.

The potteries of South Yorkshire once rivalled those in Stoke-on-Trent, with the most famous being the world renowned Rockingham Pottery in Swinton. However during the nineteenth century over twenty other potteries made for a thriving industrial scene, but are now largely forgotten.

Adele worked with local communities at four workshops, in areas where there were once potteries, helping them produce work to form part of the final exhibition.

The film shows the work produced and you can also hear Stephen Miller of the DVLP talk about the background the project and Adele talk about how the final piece was developed.

The exhibition runs at the Cooper Gallery until 12th March 2016.

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