The potteries of South Yorkshire once rivalled those in Stoke-on-Trent, most famously through the world renowned Rockingham Pottery in Swinton. However, during the nineteenth century over twenty other potteries in the Don and Dearne valleys made for a thriving industrial scene that is now largely forgotten.
Yorkshire artist, Adele Howitt, worked with local communities to produce work in response to the theme of the forgotten potteries. Howitt has exhibited across the UK and Europe, combining narrative and form to create beautiful individual pieces. Community workshops introduced people to new skills in pottery production and decoration and form part of Howitt’s final piece.
The final piece was the focal point of an exhibition at the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley, which ran between 30 January – 12 March 2016.
Find out more about Adele Howitt at www.adelehowitt.co.uk
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…
Swinton Lock Activity Centre
Swinton Lock Activity Centre is a community-based activity, arts and education centre located in Swinton, South Yorkshire.