Adele Howitt is creating a ceramic based artwork in response to the theme of ‘The Forgotten Potteries of the Dearne Valley’. Her finished work will then form the major part of an exhibition at the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley, from 30 January 2016.
Adele was keen to not only look a the history of sites that once had potteries but also work with the communities there today. Swinton, Mexborough, Wat
h-upon-Dearne and Hoyland all had historic potteries that are largely forgotten.
Workshops have been delivered at Swinton Lock Activity Centre and Montgomery Hall, Wath-upon-Dearne, with further ones booked in for Hoyland and Swinton libraries. Participants have not only enjoyed getting their hands messy with clay but have also been surprised that the industry was once so important.
If you would like to get involved then why not come along to the free sessions at Hoyland Library (1 December 2015) and Swinton Library (3 December 2015). Then don’t miss the final exhibition at the Cooper Gallery. Go to our ‘What’s on’ page for all the details.
Locations in the Dearne
This event can be found at the following locations:
Swinton Library and Customer Service Centre
Swinton Library has a wide range of books (including Large Print and Audio) and DVDs available to borrow and hire. If they haven't got what you're…
Situated adjacent to the main shopping centre, the Library has disabled access and parking is available nearby.
The Cooper Gallery is a vibrant creative art-space in the heart of Barnsley town centre, it has a regular programme of contemporary touring exhibitions and exciting…
Waterloo Kiln, Rockingham Pottery
The Waterloo Kiln is part of the site of Rockingham Pottery in Swinton, South Yorkshire.
Swinton Lock Activity Centre
Swinton Lock Activity Centre is a community-based activity, arts and education centre located in Swinton, South Yorkshire.