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The Creative Side of Prehistory

A family pottery experience courtesy of Creative Wiltshire! Last month Creative Wiltshire hosted an outreach event at the Beeches Community Centre, Bulford Camp on Salisbury Plain. The event was held two parts, a two day workshop split over two consecutive Mondays, conducted by Bill Crumbleholme and ably assisted by his colleague Mark Vyvyan-penney. I attended…… Continue reading The Creative Side of Prehistory

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Two Wiltshire-based ceramicists are breaking the mould

A couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting two very different ceramicists in their workshops at Stowford Farm near Wingfield alongside Sophie Cummings, Curator of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and a project partner of Creative Wiltshire. Our first stop was the workshop of Patricia Volk situated in a farmyard. The…… Continue reading Two Wiltshire-based ceramicists are breaking the mould

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Success at the Auction!

Work is progressing well on the Creative Wiltshire & Swindon project with our research on creative people in the county, past and present, currently reaching over 400 individuals. It may be no surprise to some, but we have been amazed at just how many creative people there are out there using Wiltshire as inspiration! There’s…… Continue reading Success at the Auction!

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The Potter in the Workhouse

Robert Fournier moved into the former workhouse, a building which occupied part of the old tanyard in Lacock with his wife Sheila, and was based there from 1971-1986. This was when he made his signature pieces, pebble pots. The Independent reported on his pots on 12 March 2008: “With a sure understanding of the organic…… Continue reading The Potter in the Workhouse